Doctor - Education: Higher Education Leadership

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The Doctor of Education program in Higher Education Leadership at Northcentral University is focused on helping you develop the organizational and interpersonal skills required of someone in a leadership role in the education field. Read on to find out more about this program today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Doctor of Education program in Leadership in Higher Education at Northcentral University is designed to give you the chance to explore ethical and legal issues that arise in education. You will examine statistics and finance, and develop a well-rounded view of the education field. The program will require you to complete research and dissertation classes and will also give you the opportunity to select from a series of electives to focus more on areas of your choosing. You will be asked to pass all of your classes with at least a 3.0 GPA in order to graduate from this program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to this program, you should already possess education skills and a background in educational studies. The program's subject nature demands that you have patience and a desire to help those around you learn, teach and improve their own knowledge and skills. You are required to have a master's degree from an accredited institution prior to applying to this program at Northcentral University.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program you will be required to complete 54 credit hours. Of those credit hours, 6 will be from foundational courses, 18 will be from specialization courses, 15 will be from research courses, three will be from an examination course, and 12 will be from dissertation courses.

Courses for a Doctor of Education in Leadership in Higher Education

Course CodeCourse Name
Required Foundational Courses
EDU7101-8 Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
EDU7001-8 Advanced Scholarly Writing
Specialization Courses
Select 6 courses from the following:
LHE7004-8 Organization & Governance of Higher Education
LHE7005-8 Legal Issues in Higher Education
LHE7006-8 Student Affairs Leadership
LHE7007-8 Strategic Enrollment Leadership
LHE7008-8 Higher Education Finance
LHE7010-8 Current Trends & Topics in Higher Education
LHE7011-8 Foundations of Higher Education Leadership
LHE7012-8 Strategic Planning & Institutional Effectiveness in Higher Education
LHE7013-8 Community College Curriculum and Program Development
LHE7014-8 Introduction to the Community College
Research Courses
EDU7002-8 Educational Research Methodology
EDU7003-8 Statistics I
EDU7702-8 Research Design (Methods Course 1)
EDU7005-8 Qualitative Methods (EdD only) (Methods Course 2)
EDU7707-8 Planning Dissertation Research in Education
Examination Course
CMP9400E Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
Dissertation Courses
DIS9401E Doctoral Dissertation Research I
DIS9402E Doctoral Dissertation Research II
DIS9403E Doctoral Dissertation Research III
DIS9404E Doctoral Dissertation Research IV

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Upon graduating from this program, you may have the opportunity to seek out a job that suits your education based talents and interests. You could find yourself working directly with students in a leadership role or working more with teachers and administration, as well as in a number of other different work environments.

Positions in this career path include but are not limited to:

  • Teacher
  • Principal
  • School Guidance Counselor
  • Department Head
  • Superintendent
  • Tutor