Doctor of Education
College of Professional Studies

Doctor of Education Overview

Program Name Doctor of Education
College Name College of Professional Studies
Entry Terms Fall-Term: September Winter-Term: January
Credits Required for Graduation 69 Quarter Hours
Tuition 2015-2016 Tuition
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The Doctor of Education (EdD) program offers a rich, dynamic learning experience—one that blends critical engagement with theory, practice, and research.

Providing innovative and engaging opportunities, our EdD further cultivates the skills and knowledge necessary to effect meaningful change in your organization. As a doctor of education student, you will collaborate with an accomplished group of fellow practitioners, exposing you to global perspectives and strengthening your ability to think critically about today’s educational challenges.

Students will complete most EdD coursework online with an additional required on-campus residency. For more information about this program and the cohort model in Charlotte, please request additional program information.

Completion of this program does not guarantee teacher or administrator licensure in North Carolina public schools. Candidates should contact their local school administrative offices and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction regarding specific initial and advanced licensure requirements.

We are currently accepting applications for the Winter Term (January). If you are interested in starting the program for Winter Term, the application deadline is December 15, 2015.

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Concentration Information:

Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Concentration (Visit the College of Professional Studies webpage)

Helps educational leaders develop the competencies, dispositions, and values required to pursue educational reform, based on a commitment to social justice.

Higher Education Administration Concentration (Visit the College of Professional Studies webpage)

Examines the research and study across a variety of postsecondary education settings, including community and four-year colleges, for-profit organizations, and research

Organizational Leadership Studies Concentration (Visit the College of Professional Studies webpage)

Intended for leaders working in education, government, health care, military, not-for-profit, for-profit, and management consulting organizations—this interdisciplinary curriculum offers a strong foundation in leadership, communications, and strategy.