Perspective. Leadership. Calling.

K-12 Education Leadership, Ed.D.

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Online and in-depth, this program is designed for your current work life and the role you are called into.

Credit Hours
No teaching experience required. Choose your track: K-12 Leadership or Higher Education Leadership.
You may start in the fall or spring semester.
Online & Flexible
All classes are online and asynchronous, with a few scheduled, face-to-face online class sessions.

Cultivate Your Best Leadership Skill Set

Designed to develop trained and skilled educational leaders who make a difference, this degree equips you with both a broad knowledge of social, political, and economic forces at work in society, as well as specific skills for meeting leadership challenges in education.

The Doctor of Education program at North Greenville University cultivates your skills in these areas:

  • Applied research
  • Higher-order cognition
  • Problem-solving
  • Professional staff development
  • Social intelligence
  • Systems thinking

What Can I Do With a Degree in K-12 Education Leadership?

A degree in K-12 education Leadership equips graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary to lead and shape educational institutions at various levels.

With a focus on instructional leadership, curriculum development, and fostering positive learning environments, individuals with this degree can pursue careers that involve overseeing schools, developing educational policies, and promoting effective teaching and learning practices.

School Principal
Assistant Principal
Curriculum Director
Instructional Coordinator
Education Consultant
Teacher Mentor

Education Beside Experienced & Faithful Master-Teachers

Jordan Hairr, EdD, MSPAS, PA-C
Associate Dean, School of Allied Health Professions
Tawana Scott, PhD
Academic Partnership Coordinator
V. Shelley Dugle, EdD
Associate Dean, Graduate Education Programs
Ann Aust, EdD
Program Coordinator, MEd
Jesse Rine, PhD
Special Assistant, President for Educational Research & Policy
Ellen Cashion, MEd
Coordinator, Teaching Certification Certificate Program
“The NGU Ed.D. curriculum has done an excellent job at making me more prepared for my current job and given me the foundation and preparation needed to continue to work toward my professional goals.”Jordan Mack Hairr, Ed.D. ’19

Study Educational Leadership & Contribute to the Field


Research Core

Your dissertation completes the degree. It comprises research, writing, and a formal defense. While this is primarily independent work, you are guided through the steps by three courses:

  • EDL 763 Dissertation Proposal (0 hrs.): From concept through IRB to full proposal.
  • EDL 764 Dissertation 1 (6 hrs.): Collect and analyze data; begin writing your dissertation.
  • EDL 765 Dissertation 2 (6 hrs.): Complete your writing; prepare to defend your dissertation.
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