Change the Trajectory of Education and Influence Educational Change Through Policy
The ability to influence educational change through policy and educational reform requires a broad knowledge base of how higher education works. The leadership in higher education specialization explores a variety of topics specific to higher education, including how it is organized, how it is financed, legal issues, and the history of higher education. In this specialization, you have the opportunity to take an in-depth look at community colleges, identify future directions of national and global higher education, and dig deep into a variety of topics both theoretical and practical. Currently, leaders in higher education require a broad knowledge of the intricacies in higher education and this specialization can prepare you to share this knowledge. Mentored by doctoral professors, you will be encouraged to apply what you learn to the real world as you advance your knowledge and skills. In today’s world where the drive is toward institutional effectiveness, the leadership in higher education specialization can help you pursue positions as a faculty member in higher education institutions, a researcher for organizations focusing on the direction of higher education, or in other areas where you might be called upon to demonstrate knowledge and skills to lead in the field of higher education.
The NCU Difference
At Northcentral University, we understand that today's educators and administrators face new challenges every day and must commit to the lifelong pursuit of learning to keep up with the ever-changing educational landscape. NCU's School of Education helps prepare students to meet these challenges by providing stimulating, relevant and career-focused bachelor's, master's, specialist, and doctoral degree programs in education. NCU’s education approach was developed to meet the needs of your busy life and schedule. Ideal for self-starters and independent thinkers who want a premier education with unprecedented flexibility, we use a unique one-to-one learning model that pairs one student with one doctoral professor for each course. With no teaching assistants, you learn directly from experts who provide personal feedback and professional insights. With NCU’s online learning model, there are weekly starts for every program or course. None of our programs have residency requirements, allowing flexible access to you no matter where you live. When you enroll in NCU to earn an advanced degree in education, you will become part of a community of professionals who are already making a difference around the world.
“We need change. We need positive role models. I’m the first in my family to graduate with a degree -from associates to bachelor’s to master’s and shortly, within two and a half years, doctorate. I am doing this for me, and I am doing it for my community.” - Anthony Jet, Master of Education (2016)