Northeastern University–Charlotte is expanding its curriculum by adding a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree program with three concentration offerings: Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership; Organizational Leadership Studies; and Higher Education Administration. Classes for the new program, which was approved by the UNC Board of Governors, are anticipated to begin in the winter quarter beginning January 2014.
“We are delighted by the opportunity to offer our program in North Carolina. Northeastern’s EdD in region will be focused on working with students in an intensive cohort model to address their specific and local challenges,” said Dr. Mya M. Mangawang, senior assistant dean of academic and faculty affairs and director of graduate education programs for Northeastern University College of Professional Studies. “We believe in order to make meaningful impact you must start locally, and we have therefore devised our program to attract students who have clearly-identified, local and particular problems of practice that they want to address and change with the guidance and support of their colleagues and our accomplished faculty.”
The Doctor of Education degree program is only the third doctoral degree approved for a university based outside of North Carolina; the other two are also offered by Northeastern University. Northeastern University–Charlotte now offers 18 degree programs – 15 master’s degrees and three doctoral degrees – in six industry-aligned sectors:
“The Doctor of Education program offers a rich, dynamic learning experience, one that blends critical engagement with theory and practice,” said Dr. Cheryl Richards, chief executive officer and regional dean of Northeastern University–Charlotte. “The program is designed to empower educators and give them the ability to effect meaningful change in their careers and the lives they will impact.”