Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership

Doctor of Education

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree program is designed to provide advanced study and research for educators interested in educational leadership.

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  • Toby Schmidt
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  • gradeducationinfo@nnu.edu
  • Flexible scheduling and course delivery in an online/distance format for continued employment.
  • Program length of approximately 26 months.
  • Full accreditation with doctorally-prepared faculty who have extensive experience.

Educational Leadership

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree program is designed to provide advanced study and research for educators interested in educational leadership. Program highlights include:
  • Course delivery in an online/distance format for your convenience.
  • Program length of approximately 26 months
  • Full accreditation with doctorally-prepared faculty who have extensive experience within the areas of K-12, higher education and educational research.
  • Utilization of a cohort model that offers a two-week on-campus summer session as an opportunity to prepare for dissertation and research activities.
The Ed.D. is concentrated on the area of educational leadership; however, you can declare a specific focus. The Ed.D. focuses on research on particular practices or policies that affect state or regional schools or school systems; this degree is concerned with application to professional practice in K- 12 education.
The Ed.D. requires the completion of an educational specialist degree or equivalent OR students with prior doctoral-level coursework can be admitted.

Cohort Start Dates

New cohorts begin in the spring of each year. The application deadline is October 1 of the previous fall.

Required Courses

 

EDUC9150 Introduction to Educational Research (3)
EDUC9160 Qualitative and Quantitative Methods for Educational Research (3)
EDUC9170 Advanced Qualitative Research (3)
EDUC9180 Advanced Quantitative Research: Analysis & Methods (3)
EDUC9200 Policy Influence and Development (3)
EDUC9300 Effective Leadership for Change Management (3)

EDUC9400 Advanced Data Analysis (3)
EDUC9910 Dissertation Research I

EDUC9920 Dissertation Research II

EDUC9990 Dissertation Writing and Defense
The following courses are taken during a 2-week on-campus residency:

EDUC9500 Professional and Ethical Leadership (3) 

EDUC9900 EDD Dissertation Proposal (3)

 

Total Credits: 36 semester credits are required.

Degree Details

Doctor of Education

Offered Online

$600 per credit - See All Tuition & Fee Info

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Career Avg. Salary
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $74,990
Metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area occupational employment and wage estimates for the Boise area are sourced from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A passion for leadership and a commitment to excellence made the Ph.D. program at Northwest Nazarene University the obvious choice for me. The NNU experience is both professionally and personally rewarding, providing an alignment of vision, values, personal courage, faith and community.

Dr. Robert Sanchez
Graduate of the NNU Doctoral Program

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