Doctor of Education

Lead the Way to Make a Difference in Education

The Doctor of Education degree program is designed for professionals who seek to lead improvements in practice within educational organizations. You will integrate conceptual constructs into your considerations of complex professional problems. You will work to develop strategies, tactics, and policies not only to improve practice and ensure regulatory compliance, but also with attention to issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and ethical behavior.

In this program, you will choose from 16 specializations, including Curriculum and Teaching, Early Childhood Education, or English Language Learning. Upon completion of the program, you will be well prepared to recommend policies advancing equity and social justice in educational organizations; select ethical and regulatory compliant actions supporting the mission and vision of organizations; develop leadership skills through the integration of conceptual constructs with professional practice; create strategic and tactical plans to improve organizations; and construct theory-informed decisions for addressing complex problems of practice.

This program is a great fit for aspiring or current professionals and leaders in*:

  • Educators (K-12 or Higher Education)
  • Education Administrators (K-12 or Higher Education)
  • Training and Development Specialists
  • Related Education Professionals (school social workers, resource officers, guidance counselors)
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Non-governmental Organizations
*Positions may require additional experience, training, and other factors beyond successfully completing this degree program. Many roles may also require state licensure, and it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all licensure requirements are met.


16 professionally relevant specializations
Total Credit Hours: 48 Credit Hours
Courses: 16 Courses
Recommended Completion Time: 33 Months
Next Start Date: Every Monday
Classroom Size: One