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Doctor of Education / Early Childhood Education

Program Details

Northcentral University knows that the need for well prepared educational leader practitioners has never been greater. The Doctor of Education (EdD) degree program has evolved to the terminal degree of choice for educational leaders. This is true for teacher leaders, administrators, instructional leaders, experts in education technology, organizational leaders and education professionals beyond the classroom.

The EdD program attracts students who have leadership responsibility for providing learning/training to others, whether they be in colleges, PK-12 schools, proprietary organizations, private and public businesses, or the military.

The Doctor of Education in Early Childhood Education at Northcentral University is designed to help you develop your skills in scientific inquiry and leadership as you explore a broad spectrum of topics, such as growth and development, childhood literature, program administration, curriculum and assessment, and stakeholder partnerships. 

You will develop an understanding of theory related to the study of education in early childhood, conduct applied research and program evaluation, and apply research findings in an informed manner. As an EdD in Early Childhood Education graduate, you will be prepared to pursue key positions as a researcher, post-secondary academia professor, child counselor, top level administrator, early childhood consultant, childhood development specialist, or as a policy and development professional.

Requirements

  • Admission to the Doctor of Education program requires a conferred post-baccalaureate master’s degree and/or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution
  • Send your official transcripts from other schools you attended

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Restrictions

This degree is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.