North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is expanding the cur­riculum at its Char­lotte campus by adding a doc­torate in education.

The pro­gram — Northeastern’s third doc­toral degree here — recently was approved by the UNC Board of Gov­er­nors. Boston-​​based North­eastern is the only uni­ver­sity based out­side North Car­olina to win approval to offer doc­toral degrees, says Cheryl Richards, chief exec­u­tive and regional dean of North­eastern University-​​Charlotte. “We’re tai­loring this pro­gram specif­i­cally for some of the needs in North Car­olina,” she says.

The degree pro­gram will have three areas of con­cen­tra­tion: cur­riculum, teaching, learning and lead­er­ship; orga­ni­za­tional lead­er­ship studies; and higher edu­ca­tion administration.

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