Educational Leadership, Ed.D.



The West College of Education Ed.D. program reflects NELP standards developed by a committee comprised of essential stakeholder communities from across the country. Students work in informal cohorts to apply educational leadership knowledge and skills to current school issues, often in actual school settings.

The Ed.D is a practitioner’s degree. Unlike a Ph.D program designed to prepare graduates for research and a teaching role, an Ed.D is a professional doctorate in education which prepares educators for the application of appropriate and specific practices, the generation of new knowledge related to K-12 issues that are actually occurring, and for the stewardship of the profession

The West College of Education Ed.D program is one of the newest members of the Carnegie Project for the Education Doctorate. The vision of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) is to inspire all schools of education to apply the CPED framework to the preparation of educational leaders to become well-equipped scholarly practitioners who provide stewardship of the profession and meet the educational challenges of the 21st century.  

Why choose an Ed.D?

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