Perspective. Leadership. Calling.

Education: Higher Education Leadership Concentration

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Online and in-depth, this program is designed for your current work life and the role you are called into.

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.

Cultivate Your Best Leadership Skill Set

Designed to develop trained and skilled educational leaders who make a difference, this degree equips you with both a broad knowledge of social, political, and economic forces at work in society, as well as specific skills for meeting leadership challenges in education.

The Doctor of Education program at North Greenville University cultivates your skills in these areas:

  • Applied research
  • Higher-order cognition
  • Problem-solving
  • Professional staff development
  • Social intelligence
  • Systems thinking

What Can I Do with a Doctoral Degree in Higher Education Leadership?

Higher education leadership prepares you to lead educational institutions at the postsecondary level.

By developing strategic planning and organizational management skills, leaders in higher education foster excellence, innovation, and inclusivity in colleges and universities.

Financial Aid Officer

Academic Dean

Higher Education Instructor

Curriculum Director

Education Consultant

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

Study Educational Leadership & Contribute to the Field

Educational Leadership Higher Ed Doctorate Program Core

Sample Program Core Courses

  • Social Foundations
  • Organizational Development
  • Today’s Student
  • Advanced Ethical Leadership Studies
Educational Leadership Higher Ed Doctorate Concentration Core

Sample Concentration Core Courses

  • Law and Policy in Higher Ed
  • Grant Writing and Proposal Development
  • Field Analysis
  • Advanced Ethical Leadership Studies
Educational Leadership Higher Ed Doctorate Research Core

Sample Research Core Courses

  • Quantitative Research
  • Qualitative Research and Research Methods
  • Dissertation Phase Begins

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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