Program Overview

Nova Southeastern University, primarily located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers a Doctor of Education with a concentration on Educational Leadership.

The Educational Leadership degree program is designed to expand on licensed educators abilities to perform in the roles and responsibilities of school administrators, education leaders, and classroom teachers. Earning an advanced degree with an administrative track will benefit teachers in prekindergarten through 12th grade public and nonpublic schools and school systems.

The 69-credit-hour curriculum is comprised of core Education coursework in addition to the concentration courses that delve into concepts such as: The Principal and School Leaders, The Superintendent and School Leaders, Advanced School Finance, Advanced School Policy, Advanced School Law, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Human Resource Development and Curriculum and Program Development.

An Educational Leadership focus fosters the development of leadership skills a specialized set of courses and the application of best practices in the workplace. The concentration also focuses on providing broad knowledge of social, political, and economic forces as to best prepare graduates for career positions in many other organizations or institutions.

Graduates who will benefit most from the specialized program will be practicing superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, assistant principals, and lead teachers in public and nonpublic K–12 education.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    NCATE accredited


    Students must have a master’s degree by a regionally accredited institution (minimum 3.0 grade point average) .

    School Overview

    Nova Southeastern University may have started as a small independent not-for-profit university when it first educated its first students in 1964, however this Ft. Lauderdale campus followed the lead of many growing movements from the sixties and quickly expanded into a modern global facility promoting distance learning by 1972. Today, NSU hosts field-based programs in more than twenty states, as well as internationally.

    Nova Southeastern University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctorate degrees. Nova Southeastern University offers a large number of online degree programs to accommodate a wide range of students. Students can choose from online undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees. Online classes at Nova Southeastern University occur in both synchronous and asynchronous formats to best facilitate an interactive environment between students and faculty.


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