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Doctor of Education with a concentration in Instructional Leadership

Program Details

Nova Southeastern University, primarily located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers a Doctor of Education with a concentration on Instructional Leadership. Students of the Educational Leadership concentration will participate in a 69-credit-hour program designed for practicing teachers, educators and school administration professionals. Student teachers can develop the leadership skills needed for exceling in current or future careers. The core course work is comprised of the intricate combination of concepts such as:

  • Assessment Literacy
  • Communities of Practice
  • Assessment Centered Curricular Design
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Professional Development
  • Leading for Change

Graduates of the Doctor of Education degree can use the specially designed program to expand with a concentration in Instructional Leadership as practicing teachers, educational leaders, and district and school administrators in public and nonpublic schools and school systems. The instructional leadership concentration fosters student teachers the development of skills associated with traditional instructional tasks such as goal-setting, resource allocation, curriculum management, and creating lesson plans. Successful graduates will perform the learned fundamentals through self-reflection, analysis, and practical application of best practices.


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

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

NCATE accredited