Doctor of Education

Advance your education knowledge, research and leadership skills to a higher degree.

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The Doctor of Education (EdD) is the degree of choice for many educational leaders, such as teachers, administrators, instructional leaders, organizational leaders and experts in education technology. This applied doctoral degree emphasizes the application of theoretical knowledge to advance practice in the field of education. For this reason, the online EdD degree program at Northcentral University is a great option for education professionals who already have leadership responsibilities in various areas of education, including colleges, PK-12 schools, proprietary organizations, private and public businesses, or the military.

PURPOSE: Provide you with the opportunity to earn a doctoral degree that will help you apply your learning in a specialized field to your current work.

The online EdD program offers an applied degree in 13 specializations where you can focus on real world problems in a specific area and generate innovative solutions during the dissertation process.

OUTCOMES: Throughout this program, you will develop your knowledge and skills as a reflective practitioner by conducting research as it applies to professional practice and effective leadership in education.

Within NCU’s EdD program online, you will further develop your communication skills and competencies, while exploring practical and systemic solutions for problems and challenges facing education today through the completion of an applied doctoral dissertation project.

See the NCU Course Catalog for student outcomes you will have obtained upon completion of this program.

ACHIEVEMENTS: As an EdD graduate, you will join an elite group of scholars making a difference in the field of education.

Our graduates have held positions in K-12 educational systems, run corporate training and development departments, or have worked for local, state and federal government agencies whose focus is education.

“I looked at some online – not some online – I looked at the brick-and-mortar schools and thought about all the amount of time. Where I am in rural East Texas means that I would have to drive two hours twice a week to go to a university. I was looking online at different things and I saw in the ASCD organization, which I belong to, that Northcentral was highly recommended and was advertised. I started researching and finding out that it was a strong online university. I knew that I had good work ethic and strong study skills myself, and I'm a self-learner, so I thought I could save a whole lot of time by studying on my own instead of sitting in a classroom taking notes, losing four hours to eight hours on the road. My experience at Northcentral has been phenomenal. I've had a wonderful experience. I have not had any negative things happen along the way. It seems to have gone well. It's been smooth. I have been – feel very fortunate that I've come across this journey, taken this journey, and I'm at the end and it's very exciting to be here.">—Sigrid Yates, EdD, Instructional Leadership

Students are strongly recommended to check with their state and districts regarding their local licensure requirements and applicability of our programs.