Doctor of Education / Instructional Leadership
Northcentral University

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 degree in Instructional Leadership at Northcentral University will provide you with a strong knowledgebase in the supervision of instruction, curriculum, diversity, and analysis of instructional capacity of K-12 schools. In your Instructional Leadership EdD courses, you will learn current theories and practices and how to assess and interpret data, and develop the skills to apply what you learn to help others improve student achievement and develop assessment and improvement strategies. 

As an EdD in Instructional Leadership graduate, you will have advanced leadership capacity in educational reform and improvement, and will be prepared to pursue a variety of positions in instructional leadership, such as an assistant in a school district or state educational board who can help improve instructional capacities in K-12 schools.


  • 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

School Accreditation Statement

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.