PhD - Education: Educational Leadership

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The PhD in Education program with a specialization in Educational Leadership at Northcentral University is focused on helping you expand your already strong background in education and hone your leadership abilities. Read on to find out more about this program now.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The PhD in Education program with a specialization in Educational Leadership at Northcentral University is designed to help you gain the knowledge and abilities needed to enter into a career in education. Courses will cover a variety of topics, ranging from scholarly writing to financial issues in schools. You will have the opportunity to select from a number of different electives to focus more in areas where you have particular interests or talents and will also take several research-centered courses. You will be required to pass all of your courses with at least a B average, pass an examination course, and write an acceptable doctoral dissertation in order to graduate from the program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to this program, you should have a desire to help others learn and enjoy working with people. You should already have a strong background in education, as well as natural leadership abilities. You are required to have a master's degree 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 60 credit hours. Of those credit hours, 6 will be from foundational courses, 18 will be from specialization courses, 21 will be from research and methods courses, 3 will be from an examination course, and 12 will be from dissertation courses.

Courses for a PhD in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership

Course CodeCourse Name
Required Foundational Courses
EDU8000-8 Foundations for Doctoral Study in Education
EDU8001-8 Advanced Scholarly Writing
Specialization Courses
Select 6 courses from the following:
ED7004-8 School Law
ED7005-8 Language Arts and Reading
ED7008-8 Educating a Diversity of Students
ED7012-8 Educational Leadership
ED7013-8 Financial Issues in Schools
ED7104-8 Practices in School Organizations
ED7015-8 Safety Issues for Educators
ED7022-8 Policies and Practices in Leadership
ED7030-8 Development of Organizational Leadership
Research Courses
EDU8002-8 Educational Research Methodology
EDU8003-8 Statistics I
EDU8202-8 Research Design
EDU8005-8 Qualitative Research Design
EDU8006-8 Statistics II
EDU8007-8 Quantitative Methods
EDU8307-8 Planning Dissertation Research in Education
Examination Course
CMP9500E Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
Dissertation Courses
DIS9501E PhD Doctoral Dissertation
DIS9502E PhD Doctoral Dissertation
DIS9503E PhD Doctoral Dissertation
DIS9504E PhD Doctoral Dissertation

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Upon graduating from this program, you could be able to enter into a career path that suits your abilities and interests. By utilizing the skills and knowledge gained in this program, you may be able to find work interacting directly with students or in a more administrative role.

Possible career paths include but are not limited to:

  • Principal
  • Teacher
  • Teacher's Aid
  • School Administrator
  • Educational Materials Designer/Producer
  • Lesson Planner