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Degree Overview

North Greenville University’s (NGU) Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree is designed to develop educational leaders who can meet both current and future leadership challenges in the field of education. The program includes both research and studies in contemporary best practices, exchanging thoughts and ideas with peers as well as supportive faculty who are committed to helping you reach your academic goals. A distinctively Christ-centered program, students have the opportunity to assess biblical applications as they apply to ethics, modeling, and leadership in the classroom.

Ed.D. Objectives

Doctorate students will build upon their professional development by furthering knowledge and skills in leadership, applied research, higher-order cognitive skills, problem-solving, social intelligence and system thinking.

For specialization, students will select one of two tracks of concentrations:
• K-12 Leadership
• Higher Education Leadership

Blended Format

The Ed.D. will have multiple class formats: 100% online, a hybrid option that blends both in-class
and online or on campus as one-week intensives

  • Online
  • On Campus
  • Blended
  • 60 Credit hours
  • 8 Weeks per term
  • 2 Start dates per year

Ed.D. Curriculum

NGU has designed the curriculum as a cohort-based program. Students starting together will follow the recommended course sequence through to graduation. The suggested course sequence depends on which concentration you’ve chosen for your degree. Along with research and practicum, the program promotes professional innovation and education forethought through peers exchanging ideas and thoughts.

To learn more about the Doctor of Education degree, connect with NGU through the “Request Info” form provided below.

Sample Courses

Course TitleCreditsClass Formats
Social Foundations3Blended: Online & On Campus
Organizational Development3Blended: Online & On Campus
Today’s Student3Blended: Online & On Campus
Advanced Ethical Leadership Studies3Blended: Online & On Campus
Politics of Education: Historical Framework3Blended: Online & On Campus