Doctor - Education: Leadership

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Would you like the opportunity to develop skills that could help you pursue advanced positions in the education field, such as school principal? Programs such as Liberty University's Doctor of Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership could help you prepare for such a role. Continue reading for further details about the program.

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What Kind of Program Is It?

Liberty University's Doctor of Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership is designed to take a Christian approach to instruction. You will have the chance to develop field-specific administration skills, and as a program participant, you will have opportunities to explore subjects such as leadership ethics, qualitative research, and educational psychology. You must also complete a dissertation.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to Liberty University's Doctor of Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership program, you should have a master's degree in education (or a related field) with a 3.0 GPA from an institution that is accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. You should have strong leadership and communication skills.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You'll be required to earn a total of 60 credits in this Doctor of Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership program. You may take up to seven years to complete your studies.

Doctor of Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership Course Requirements

Course Number Course Title
Leadership Core Courses
EDUC 701 Theories and Research in Educational Psychology
EDUC 703 Theories of Historical and Social Foundations
EDUC 740 Leadership Principles and Ethics
EDUC 741 Theories of Educational Leadership
Research and Evaluation Core Courses
EDUC 518 or equivalent Educational Research Prerequisite
EDUC 715 Quantitative Methods of Research
EDUC 817 Qualitative Methods of Research
EDUC 919 Professional Writing for Publication
Concentration Area Courses
EDUC 742 Educational Leadership and Public Relations
EDUC 745 Systems Analysis
EDUC 746 Conflict Resolutions
EDUC 747 Advanced School Law
EDUC 840 Issues and Trends in Educational Leadership
EDUC ---- 600 - 800 Level Elective Course
EDUC ---- 600 - 800 Level Elective Course
Choose one:
EDUC 848 Cultural and Educational Leadership (K-12)
EDUC 849 College and University Administration (Higher Education)
Dissertation
EDUC 970 Comprehensive Examination
EDUC 980 Dissertation Prospectus
EDUC 989 Dissertation Proposal and Research (must be taken at least two times)
EDUC 989 Dissertation Proposal and Research
EDUC 990 Dissertation Defense

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

When you have secured the requisite educational credentials and licensing, you could pursue several positions of responsibility within K-12 schools or colleges as well as in district, state, or national levels. You could also pursue positions with educational publishing companies or not-for-profit education organizations. You could pursue career options such as:

  • School Principal
  • College Professor
  • School Superintendent
  • School Teacher
  • Curriculum Specialist