Perspective. Leadership. Calling.

Higher Education Leadership, EdD

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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 Higher Education Leadership?

Higher education leadership prepares you to lead educational institutions at the postsecondary level.

By developing strategic planning and organizational management skills, leaders in higher education foster excellence, innovation, and inclusivity in colleges and universities.

Academic Advisor

Career Services Coordinator

Financial Aid Officer

Program Coordinator

Residence Life Coordinator

Student Life Coordinator

Education Beside Experienced & Faithful Master-Teachers

Tawana Scott, PhD
Interim Co-Director, Doctor of Education
V. Shelley Dugle, EdD
Professor, Education
Ann Aust, EdD
Director, Master of Education

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.

Students pursuing licensure are encouraged to contact their state licensure department to determine exact credentials and degree requirements.

“The NGU EdD 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
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