• Overview
  • Lead positive change in local education.

    This program prepares education professionals for leadership positions in public or private education systems, including K-12 districts and community colleges. The degree is designed for experienced educators who want to perform and apply research to address practical problems relevant to their personal careers and local educational landscapes.

    As a student in this program, you will lead original dissertation research, likely within the context of your professional work, with a focus primarily on real-world, real-time applications in your local community. Students graduate proficient in program evaluation, case study and action research.

  • Degree Fit
  • This program could be a good fit if you:
    • Have an academic and professional background in education
    • Have a desire to make positive changes in education
    • Possess strong leadership and communication skills
  • Career Outcomes
  • With this degree, you could become a:
    • Principal
    • Superintendent 
    • District administrator
    • Higher education administrator
    • Dean of instruction
    • Education specialist
    • Director of an academic division
    • Professor