Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

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With a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership degree, you will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, and beliefs that will enable you to function effectively in leadership roles in ever-changing educational environments.

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The Doctor of Education Degree (EdD) at Gardner-Webb University in Educational Leadership is a program designed for potential and practicing educational leaders who wish to develop and refine their leadership skills in complex organizations. Schools are dynamic institutions whose practice is shaped by powerful and influential interests. As a result, the economic, political, social, and technological environments of organizations deal with constant change.

The purpose of the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership is to develop educational leaders through courses, research, seminars, and internships conducted in an environment based on Christian principles and values. The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program goals are:

  1. To engage candidates in critical analysis of curriculum theory and practice;
  2. To engage candidates in disciplined inquiry in the field of education;
  3. To meet proficiency levels in licensure requirements;
  4. To prepare candidates for making contributions to education theory and practice; and
  5. To prepare candidates to become leaders in educational institutions.

Gardner-Webb University’s School of Education offers a learning environment that supports Christian values in the classroom. You will gain valuable professional preparation to succeed in your career and help your future students succeed in school. You will also benefit from spiritual support that prepares you for ethical, inspired leadership.

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