Why study teaching and leadership at UND?

Application Deadlines
Priority Deadline:
Dec. 1
Final Deadline:
April 15

 

The Ph.D. Doctoral Program emphasizes original research, scholarship, and prepares educational leaders to effectively address current issues facing schools and society. UND's program 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

 

UND's Teaching & Leadership Ph.D.

  • 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.

  • The program is offered online with a variety of synchronous and asynchronous courses.

  • UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

Teaching and Leadership Careers 

79K

Median pay for postsecondary teachers

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

11%

Job growth outlook for postsecondary teachers through 2028

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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

Graduate Courses in Teaching & Leadership