Through this program, educational professionals are prepared to confront leadership challenges and engage in effective research, policy analysis, and formulation. Graduates serve as leaders in a variety of teaching, research and administrative contexts across the P-16 education continuum.
This powerful, dynamic, and supportive doctoral program is designed to provide extensive preparation in educational theory, policy analysis, administration and applied research. The curricular design offers the opportunity for students to focus on higher education or K-12 leadership, and culminates in the dissertation. The program utilizes a delivery system that is sensitive to the professional demands on education practitioners by offering hybrid, evening, weekend, and summer coursework. Dissertations are driven by student interests, and professional and community needs.
The curriculum involves 45 hours of doctoral-level coursework beyond the master’s degree. It is comprised of 13 courses including dissertation research, writing, and defense.