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Doctor of Philosophy in Education / Instructional Leadership

Program Details

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD-Ed) program is suitable for students who want to combine a strong base of theoretical knowledge with an individualized focus to conduct research in and about PK-12, postsecondary and adult learning environments. 

PhDs in Education are found in many different roles in academia, industry and not-for-profit organizations, including educational consultant, academic researcher, policy maker, educational theorist, and faculty member or administrator in a higher education or organizational setting. Students pursuing the PhD in Education have the opportunity to customize and focus their program through their coursework, doctoral research courses and the doctoral dissertation.

The PhD in Education in Instructional Leadership at Northcentral University will develop your knowledgebase in instructional leadership research, theory and practice with an emphasis on change through policy development and educational reform. In your Instructional Leadership PhD courses, you will conduct research and analysis as you examine supervision of instruction, curriculum, diversity, and the instructional capacity of K-12 schools. 

As a PhD in Instructional Leadership graduate, you may choose to teach; work with organizations interested in education on a global scale; or pursue research in this field.

Requirements

  • Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy in 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.