Educational Leadership, Policy and Technology Studies
    301 Graves Hall, Box 870302, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Instructional Leadership, PhD
 
Official Concentration(s)*: Instructional Technology, Social and Cultural Studies in Education.

Specialty Area(s)** : Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction K-12.

Program Director(s): Dr. John Petrovic (Social and Cultural Studies), (205) 348-0465
Dr. Margaret Rice (Instructional Technology), (205) 348-1165
Application Contact: Laura Ballard, (205) 348-1166
Application Deadline: Fall admission only for Instructional Technology. Applications due July 10th. Rolling Admissions for Social and Cultural Studies.
  
Allow Conditional Language Admission?   Yes.
Offer Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)?   No.
*A concentration is an officially approved program of study that will appear on your transcript. You may select a concentration (if available) during the application process. ** A specialty area represents broad informal areas of study and/or research within a department and reflects faculty expertise.

Admission Requirements
Item Information
Application Fee
Required.
Statement of Purpose
Statement of purpose for the intended graduate program.
Resume / CV
Required.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation.
Transcript
Please upload an unofficial transcript for any institution of higher education at which you have completed 15 or more credit hours. Official transcripts must be received prior to registering for classes. International applicants: please make sure that your transcript includes a grading scheme. All others: please include a grading scheme if your university does not use a letter-based (e.g. A, A-, B) grading scheme. The minimum GPA to be considered: 3 (for regular admission), 2.5 (for admission with permission to continue).
The minimum GPA to be considered: 3 (for regular admission).
Graduate Admission Test Scores
NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis, admission test scores are not required for students applying for summer 2020 and fall 2020 admission. Unofficial GRE or MAT scores required. Official scores must be submitted on admission (GRE School Code: 1830; MAT School Code: 1012). The admission test score is waived for those holding a graduate degree at the time of enrollment. Test scores are encouraged but not required for application to the Social and Cultural Studies concentration.
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
GRE: 300, MAT: 50th Percentile.
English Proficiency Test
NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis we are accepting Duolingo scores (minimum of 105 for regular admission). Non-native speakers are required to submit unofficial TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores (official scores are submitted on admission) unless they meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) at the time of initial enrollment, they will hold a degree from a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 2) at the time of initial enrollment, they will have been enrolled in coursework for at least two years at a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 3) they are a citizen or legal resident of one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below. https://graduate.ua.edu/prospective-students/international-admissions/
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.
Writing SampleWriting Sample – All applicants to the Instructional Leadership PhD are required to submit a writing sample. Applicants to the SCS concentration should adhere to the following instructions: Please read one article that best reflects your research interests from one of the following journals in our field: American Educational Research Journal, Educational Studies, History of Education Quarterly, Journal of Philosophy and Education, Curriculum Inquiry, Teachers College Record, or Educational Theory. Upon reading the article, write a 2-3 page analysis that identifies and summarizes the argument(s), indicates the supporting features of the argument, and provides an analysis of the conclusions as they relate to your understanding of the issue, drawing on your personal and professional experience if appropriate. On a cover page, please include the full citation (following the APA Manual of Style) of the article. If you do not have full access to a university library, in most cases you can still search for these journals on those library sites and see both titles and abstracts. If you, then, do not have access to the full article(s) that you would like to read, please contact the program Coordinator, Dr. John Petrovic (petrovic@ua.edu) and we will gladly assist you. Applicants to the Instructional Technology concentration should adhere to the following instructions: Please read one article that best reflects your research interests from one of the following journals: Educational Technology Research and Development, Journal of Computing in Higher Education, British Journal of Educational Technology, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, Performance Improvement Quarterly, Internet and Higher Education, Computers and Education, Journal of Interactive Online Learning (JIOL), International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, Journal of Teacher Education, ISTE: Journal of Digital Learning Teacher Education, ISTE: Journal of Research on Technology in Education, or TechTrends. Upon reading the article, write a 2-3 page analysis that identifies and summarizes the argument(s), indicates the supporting features of the argument, and provides an analysis of the conclusions as they relate to your understanding of the issue, drawing on your personal and professional experience if appropriate. On a cover page, please include the full citation (following the APA Manual of Style) of the article. If you do not have full access to a university library, in most cases you can still search for these journals on those library sites and see both titles and abstracts. If you, then, do not have access to the full article(s) that you would like to read, please contact the program Coordinator, Dr. Margaret Rice (mrice@ua.edu) and we will gladly assist you.
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