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Instructional Leadership, EdD

Instructional Leadership Specialization

Skilled leaders in education are vital and NCU’s Doctor of Education (EdD) in Instructional Leadership specialization provides you with a strong knowledge base in the supervision of instruction, curriculum, diversity and analysis of the instructional capacity of K-12 schools. Under the guidance of your professors, you will learn current theories and practices and how to assess and interpret data. You will also develop the skills to apply what you learn to help others improve student achievement and develop assessment and improvement strategies. Graduates have advanced leadership capacity in educational reform and improvement, and are prepared to pursue a variety of positions in instructional leadership.
Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
48 16 40 months
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One-to-One Engagement
You won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one-to-one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Doctor of Education Learning Outcomes
  • 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
  • Construct theory-informed decisions for addressing complex problems of practice