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Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in K-12 Leadership

Grand Canyon University's EdD in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in K-12 Leadership prepares graduates to examine, select and integrate solutions to practical problems in leading K-12 institutions.

With a focus on K-12 educational leadership, doctoral scholars will study the history and politics as well as the governance and structures found within the K-12 educational structure. Learners will also examine how to build a community and discuss the current trends and issues in K-12 education with emerging leadership strategies.

The mission of Grand Canyon University is to develop learners who are global citizens, critical thinkers and responsible leaders. As such, the EdD in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in K-12 Leadership will examine topics such as ethical dilemmas and stewardship, corporate social responsibility from the perspective of ethical decision making, and will study the development and evolution of leadership theories.

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For some individuals, a doctoral degree may seem out of reach. At Grand Canyon University, we have developed a program that includes an integrated dissertation process as well as a dynamic community that supports you along your doctoral journey.

Unlike many programs where learners are expected to complete a core set of specializations prior to beginning their dissertation; at GCU learners begin the dissertation process from the beginning of their program of study. From the very first course where learners are introduced to the doctoral dispositions, through subsequent residencies and milestones, scholars progressively build the skills and understanding necessary to research, write the results and, finally, defend their dissertation.

This is one journey learners will not take alone. A robust learning community supports doctoral learners along the way that includes other learners, dissertation chairs, methodologists and committee members.

GCU's formative approach to the dissertation process is supported by expert faculty, professional staff, academic counselors and distinctive resources, making the dissertation journey at GCU worth taking.


This program is offered in the following formats or locations:

Online

The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.


Evening

The convenience of GCUs evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals. Evening classes meet once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom, filled with career minded individuals. Evening class sizes are kept small, providing a warm nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. Classes begin frequently at various locations.


Online and Evening program disclosures      

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

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