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 NumberCourse Title
ED 7012 Educational Leadership
EDR 8200 Scholarly Literature Review
EDL 8335 Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Educational Leadership
EDL 8025 Educational Policy, Leadership, and Research
ED 7008Educating a Diversity of Learners
EDR 8203 Research Methods
ED 7022 Policies and Practices in Leadership
IL 7001Leader as Advocate and Decision Maker
ED 7030 Development of Organizational Leadership
EDL 8030 Educational Leadership Theory
EDR 8201 Statistics I
EDR 8202 Statistics II
EDR 8204
OR
EDR 8205
Advanced Qualitative Design and Measurement

Advanced Quantitative Design and Measurement
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 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