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Advance your teaching with a Doctor of Education from North Greenville University. Integrate your faith and gain advanced skills to prepare students and make a lasting impact on education.

Credit Hours
No teaching experience required. Choose your track: K-12 Leadership or Higher Education Leadership.
You may start in the fall or spring semester.
Online & Flexible
All classes are online and asynchronous, with a few scheduled, face-to-face online class sessions.

Shape the Future of Education: Become a Leader with Impact

Start your journey to become a transformational leader. The Doctor of Education doesn’t just broaden your understanding of educational landscapes, it empowers you with powerful, targeted skills to address real-world challenges. Examine the social, political, and economic forces shaping education, while mastering practical strategies for fostering positive change, whether in a classroom, school district, or university setting.

What Can I Do with a Doctorate Degree in Education?

A degree in education may equip graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary to lead and shape educational institutions at various levels.

With a focus on instructional leadership, curriculum development, and fostering positive learning environments, individuals with this degree can pursue careers that involve overseeing schools, developing educational policies, and promoting effective teaching and learning practices.

Academic Dean

Curriculum Director

Education Consultant

School Principal

School Superintendent

University Administrator

Education Beside Experienced & Faithful Master-Teachers

Constance Wright, EdD
Dean, College of Education
Tawana Scott, PhD
Interim Doctoral Program Co-Director, Education
Randall Moss, EdD
Program Director, Ed.D. and Ed.S.
V. Shelley Dugle, EdD
Professor, Education
Robbie Adell Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education
“The NGU EdD curriculum has done an excellent job at making me more prepared for my current job and given me the foundation and preparation needed to continue to work toward my professional goals.”Jordan Mack Hairr, EdD ’19

Study Educational Leadership & Contribute to the Field

Educational Leadership K12 Doctorate Program Core

Sample Program Core Courses

Each track has its own version of these core courses:
  • Social Foundations
  • Organizational Development
  • Today’s Student
  • Advanced Ethical Leadership Studies
  • Conflict Resolution, Mediation, and Personnel Management
Educational Leadership K12 Doctorate Concentration Core

Sample Concentration Core Courses

  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision
  • Accountability
  • Field Analysis of Current Practices
Educational Leadership K12 Doctorate Research Core

Sample Research Core

  • Quantitative Research
  • Qualitative Research and Research Methods

Research Core

Your dissertation completes the degree. It comprises research, writing, and a formal defense. While this is primarily independent work, you are guided through the steps by three courses:

  • EDUL 8303 Seminar in Educational Research Design (3 hrs.): From concept through IRB to full proposal.
  • EDUL 9601 Dissertation 1 (6 hrs.): Collect and analyze data; begin writing your dissertation.
  • EDUL 9602 Dissertation 2 (6 hrs.): Complete your writing; prepare to defend your dissertation.

Students pursuing licensure are encouraged to contact their state licensure department to determine exact credentials and degree requirements.

Have Questions about the Program?

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Randall Moss, EdD

Program Director, Ed.D. and Ed.S.
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