Educators who wish to gain specialized knowledge often enter Doctor of Education programs. Graduates may work in traditional teaching settings or choose positions in less traditional fields such as education policy or curriculum development.
A Doctor of Education is a doctorate specific to educational studies. Known by the initials EdD or DEd, it typically takes between three and six years of study to complete.
The program's primary focus is the preparation of leaders who are reflective professionals developing a vision and acquiring skills to reform, renew, and improve schools
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Texas Tech University's Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare key leaders in school districts and college or university faculty. The program's primary focus is the preparation of leaders who are reflective professionals developing a vision and acquiring skills to reform, renew, and improve schools and school systems that cultivate democratic learning communities that value social justice and equity.
The Program is designed to prepare executive school leaders who can identify and implement research-based solutions to high-leverage problems of practice within a PreK-12 school district context. In a three-year sequence of defined courses concluding with a problem of practice dissertation, participants will deepen their abilities to lead instructional change, identify problems of practice, and implement interventions in their local educational organizations to improve student achievement....