Doctor - Education: Educational Leadership

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Do you have current experience in the field of education and an interest in assuming a leadership role within a learning institution or system? If so, then you might develop the administrative and management skills needed to fulfill this career goal when you become a student of Northcentral University's Doctor Education in Educational Leadership. Continue reading for more information about this online doctoral degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Northcentral University's Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program is designed to provide you with the opportunity to learn management techniques and leadership methods in areas of school supervision, policy development, decision-making, and educational legislation. Courses address leadership theories, strategies for teaching reading and writing, cultural diversity, organizational leadership, and instruction assessment methods. The program's foundational courses cover research methods and statistics. An extensive dissertation process will allow you to research and analyze a specific topic in education.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should possess a master's degree and have a professional background in education before enrolling in Northcentral University's Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program. Strong organizational, communication, and decision making skills are also important.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program requires the completion of 54 credits. This includes three credits from a comprehensive exam and 12 credits in dissertation courses.

Required Courses for a Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

Course NumberCourse Title
EDU 8000 Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
EDU 8001 Advanced Scholarly Writing
ED 7030 Development of Organizational Leadership
ED 7012 Educational Leadership
ED 7016 Supervision and Leadership in Schools
EDL 8335 Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Educational Leadership
EDL 7025 Educational Policy, Leadership, and Research
ED 7008 Educating a Diversity of Learners
EDR 8200 Scholarly Literature Review
EDR 8203 Research Methods
EDR 8201 Statistics I
EDR 8204
EDR 8205
Advanced Qualitative Design and Measurement

Advanced Quantitative Design and Measurement
EDL 7040 Leadership in Instructional Technology
Examination Course
CMP 9700E Doctoral Comprehensive Assessment: Pre-Candidacy Prospectus
Dissertation Courses
DIS 9901A Components of the Dissertation
DIS 9902AThe Dissertation Proposal
DIS 9903AInstitutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
DIS 9904AThe Dissertation Manuscript and Defense

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Completion of Northcentral University's Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program might lead to career advancement or qualify you to take on greater responsibilities in your current role. You could explore administrative opportunities in public or private elementary, middle or high schools. You might also work for nonprofit educational organizations or government agencies. You could also consider an academic career in a college or university or in educational research. Positions you could pursue include:

  • College Dean
  • School Superintendent
  • Professor of Education
  • Senior Educational Researcher