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 theoretical constructs into your considerations of complex professional problems, developing strategies, tactics, and policies not only to improve practice and ensure regulatory compliance, but also with attention to issues of equity, inclusion, social justice, and ethical conduct.

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 theoretical constructs with professional practice; create strategic and tactical plans to improve organizations; and construct theory-informed decisions for addressing complex problems of practice.

Career Potential*

  • Education Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School
  • Education Administrators, All Other
  • Training and Development Specialists
  • Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
  • Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
  • Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
  • Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
*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