Educational Practice and Leadership (Ed.D.)
Be in demand at the highest levels of education.
Build your knowledge, skills and real-world practice to see the big picture at all educational levels. The all-online doctorate in education in Educational Practice and Leadership will make you ready to step into pivotal leadership roles where you can greatly impact the way students develop and learn. The doctorate opens the door for careers such as special education diagnostician/director, school principal or district superintendent/administrator, teacher educator, college faculty, curriculum director/coach, college dean or chair, student affairs or academic affairs officer.
- Program type:
- Doctoral Degree
- Est. time to complete:
- 3 years
- Credit hours:
Why Earn a Doctor of Education from UND?
The 100 percent online practitioner/scholar degree prepares leaders to construct and apply knowledge to solve real-world problems. Full-time professionals can complete the degree within three years.
- Personal advisement meets both degree and career goals.
- Workplace can serve as laboratory of practice for coursework and dissertation in practice.
- Interdisciplinary core focuses on innovation, equity and leadership to meet the needs of diverse educational environments.
- Student-selected research pathways include action research, classroom-based inquiry, program evaluation and learning analytics.
Specialize in Education
Designed with the educator in mind, choose the specialization that fits your needs best:
- Higher Education (HE): The HE area prepares administrators and/or professors for leadership in an academic discipline at a college or university.
- School Leadership (SL): The SL is designed primarily for practitioners preparing for school administration positions including elementary, middle school, and secondary principals; superintendents; curriculum directors, and other school district central office positions. Upon completion of the degree, depending on state licensure credential requirements, a student generally will have completed many, if not all, coursework which will lead to an administrative credential. Admissions for this program will begin Fall 2020 for students to enroll.
- Special Education (SPED): The SPED area is focused on preparing experienced professionals for the role as an educational diagnostician. Diagnosticians evaluate students to determine services and effective programming, as well as provide leadership at the school and district levels to inform policies and practices.
- Teacher Education (TE): The TE area prepares professors of education at a college or university and/or as an educational specialist to teachers in PK-12 schools.