Statement of Objectives and Interest

What are your vocational objectives and how will your matriculation in the _____ University Doctor of Education Program relate to them?

All of the career decisions I have made in my ten years in public education have been guided by my desire to affect positive change in the lives of young people.  In my roles as both a teacher and a school psychologist, I have been able to create or influence these changes primarily on a classroom level (e.g., teaching techniques, uses of assistive technology, incorporating principles of Universal Design for Learning).  It is my hope that in matriculating to _____ University’s Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program, I will be able to build upon my existing leadership skills and knowledge of educational practice to affect change at a much larger systemic level, either through the training of undergraduate pre-service teachers, researching and contributing to education policy reform, or acting in an administrative capacity.

Fingers crossed, chin up, etc.  Here begins a new chapter of my career in education.


  • Good luck and very nicely said.

  • Awesome news! I wish you the best. I just finished my doctorate in organizational leadership and it was a wonderful journey.

  • Thanks very much, folks! I can’t wait to see what doors will open on this leg of my career.

  • I think you’ve got a great career ahead of you!

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