School of Professional Studies

Education : Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership (EDD)

How to Apply

The following information is requested:

  1. A completed application form. Online Application for Admission
  2. Evidence of three years of full-time educational experience in a PK-12 setting:
    1. a copy of your educator certificate(s)and;
    2. a letter from an administrator who works in an accredited institution.
  3. A one- to two-page résumé.
  4. A $100 nonrefundable fee.
  5. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended; a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.67 for all previous graduate course work is recommended.
  6. A copy of your master’s degree diploma (in education or a related field).
  7. An official score from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is required (  The MAT must be taken within the past five years. In addition, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for all international students.
  8. Three recommendations attesting to your professional educational qualifications and ability to complete a doctoral program. At least one of these recommendations must be completed by someone in a supervisory capacity in an educational setting. The official WCSU form must be used for the completion of all recommendations.
  9. Three recommendations (download recommendation form).
    For additional information, please contact the program Coordinator. 

All materials should be sent to:

Doctoral Admissions Review Committee
Division of Graduate Studies
Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street Danbury, CT 06810