Charlotte Campus News

Charlotte Campus News | June 20, 2013

Charlotte Campus Adds Doctor of Education Degree Program to Curriculum

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:

  • Business – Master of Science in Finance, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Taxation
  • Education – Master of Education (MEd), Doctor of Education (EdD)
  • Government & Civic Engagement – Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Public Administration
  • Healthcare – Master of Science in Health Informatics, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT), Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices
  • Leadership & Management – Master of Science in Leadership, Master of Science in Project Management, Master of Sports Leadership
  • Science, Technology & Engineering – Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Energy Systems, Master of Science in Engineering Management, Master of Science in Health Informatics, Master of Science in Information Assurance.

“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.”