Program Highlights

The three-year program develops expertise to effectively lead 21st century educational organizations, understand the dynamics affecting college students, lead positive organizational change, and engage in the national and international dialogue surrounding critical higher education issues. Collaborative, small classes engage students and provide development in educating a diverse society through the following:

  • Context of higher education
  • Student success in higher education
  • Teaching and learning
  • Leading change
  • Management and administration
  • Diversity and intercultural maturity
  • Research skills
  • Technology
  • Moral and ethical practice

The program is designed to be highly accessible to working professionals. Course work is completed on campus four weekends per semester with 40 percent of each course utilizing an online format. Unique among Ed.D. programs, the dissertation is completed concurrently with coursework. Five (5) hours of editorial support for the dissertation are provided through the Graduate Writing Community.