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Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership

Program Details

Northcentral University’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Educational Leadership degree program helps students develop and refine the skills needed to lead an organization to success. This comprehensive program is a theoretical research degree designed to help students learn how to ethically address the complex problems faced in education today. This is an ideal program for those that wish to improve educational practices across private and public sectors, such as PK-12, higher education, military and corporate learning environments.

Learning organizations face a range of challenges, from budget issues and ethical concerns to learning how to adapt to the increasingly diverse student population. Addressing these issues requires strong leaders that have in-depth knowledge, specialized experience and vision. Northcentral University’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Educational Leadership degree program can help students develop and refine the skills needed to lead an organization to success. This comprehensive program is a theoretical research degree designed to help students learn how to ethically address the complex problems faced in education today. This is an ideal program for those that wish to improve educational practices across private and public sectors, such as PK-12, higher education, military and corporate learning environments. Students will explore theories, models and practices related to various leadership styles to gain a broader understanding of how to be an effective leader. Additionally, the program covers topics such as evidence-based decision making, educational policy and the relationship between policy and overall school performance.

Requirements

Requires 60 credit hours for completion. Must have a conferred master's degree from an accredited academic institution.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission,Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Restrictions

This degree is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.