Program Overview

University of Hawaii offers the Doctor of Education program in Professional Practice for professionals in the field of administration and education who want to assume influential roles in their educational institution and community by focusing on the concept of educators as leaders and effecting change and improving student learning. Candidates are expected to follow the program to complete certain learning expectations, as part of the goals of the Teacher Leadership program. Some of the required courses involved in this program include Educational Technology, Leadership and Governance, and Qualitative Research Methods.

Through the program, students should have demonstrated their mastery and contribution to the field of education, as well as their capabilities as professional educators. Goals of this program involve students understanding knowledge of the current literature and trends in education, demonstrating the reflective teaching and learning skills needed by a professional in the field of education, and utilizing effective communication skills in presenting academic research so as to elicit social change. Students should also be able to identify and propose a solution to educational problems, to demonstrate leadership via effective communication and use of technology, to utilize effective communication skills in presenting academic research so as to elicit social changes, and to display the ability to collaborate with a range of stakeholders in education and/or learning organizations in order to effect positive social change, and demonstrate active commitment to social change.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must have 60 transferable college credit hours.


    Only Georgia residents are permitted to apply to this program

    School Overview

    The Georgia General Assembly granted a charter to the University of Georgia in 1785 making the school the “birthplace of the American system of public higher education.” The site was chosen and the college was established in 1801 conferring its first set of graduates just three years later. Based on the principles of “teaching, research, and service,” the University of Georgia houses seventeen colleges and schools and currently enrolls 34,475 undergraduate and graduate students.

    The University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees, along with professional degrees in law, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. The University of Georgia has recently launched UGAonline in order to expand online programs, including undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs.


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