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64 Credit Hours
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At the completion of the eight semesters of coursework, students will have developed a draft of the first three chapters of the required five chapter dissertation and a personalized leadership profile website. The program ensures a four-year pathway to completion of the doctorate degree.
Two salient leadership areas are designed into the program. The first area of concentration addresses the application of leadership approaches to advance organizations through implementation of planning, problem-solving, communication, collaboration and learning facilitation. The second area focuses on scholarship for understanding, evaluating, and producing research applicable to improving organizations. The program is designed to enhance leadership and scholarship skills in a student’s current role and as they plan for their dynamic future with the completed degree.
The doctoral degree provides advanced career opportunities in a variety of educational fields. The degree is also transferable to numerous leadership opportunities beyond education, including private, non-profit, public, and government organizations. Most importantly, students complete their doctorate with a recognition of the importance that the embedded learning has had on their effectiveness to serve, lead research and continually develop as a practitioner. An optional Educational Specialist degree in Organizational Leadership is available to students that are not able to complete their dissertation because of a life circumstance.