Teaching and Leadership (Ph.D.)
Pursue research to shape the next generation of professionals.
Educational professionals in all areas require content expertise, leadership skills, and the ability to make data-driven decisions. A doctoral degree in Teaching and Leadership from the University of North Dakota, provides you the opportunity to work with professors and peers to conduct cutting-edge research in educational contexts and study the educational practices needed to prepare for an influential position in both teaching and leadership. The Ph.D. Doctoral Program emphasizes original research, scholarship, and prepares educational leaders to effectively address current issues facing schools and society.
- Program type:
- Doctoral Degree
- On-campus or offcampus
- Est. time to complete:
- 3-5 years
- Credit hours:
Why Study Teaching and Leadership at UND?
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Teaching and Leadership provides a mentorship model of scholarship and research. Graduate students complete educational research apprenticeships with self-selected faculty mentors who have common research interests. You learn side-by-side with faculty engaging in the active construction of knowledge within a chosen area of concentration.
These concentrations include:
- Childhood and Adversity Resilience
- Constructivism in STEM Education
- Family, School and Community Engagement
- Instructional Coaching
- Leadership in Curriculum & Learning
- Literacy, Language & Culture
- School Reform & Public Policy.
Higher Learning Commission
Candidates take 6 credits of foundations courses, 12 credits of scholarly tools and 12 credits in a minor or cognate area.
Our residency requirement provides for immersion in a research environment.
Median pay for postsecondary teachers*
Job growth outlook for postsecondary teachers through 2026*
Graduates from the program work at universities, community colleges, tribal colleges, in private industry and for nonprofit or government agencies that research and recommend educational practices and policy.
They become professors, researchers, scholars, school district resource personnel or educational specialists.
Recent graduates have been hired as program directors, assistant, associate & full professors, associate deans, deans, presidents at colleges and universities in North Dakota, the region, the U.S. and abroad.
When You earn a Ph.D. in Teaching & Leadership
A doctorate in Teaching & Leadership gives you the strategic skills you need, including:
- Curriculum Development
- Adult Education
- Grant Writing
- Higher Education