Doctoral Degree Spotlight: EdD in K-12 Leadership

Posted on October 19, 2017  in  [ Doctoral Journey ]

Grand Canyon University (GCU) offers the Doctor of Education (EdD) in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in K-12 Leadership for individuals who wish to merge their passions for administration and teaching with transformative leadership skills. This EdD in K-12 leadership program is offered by the College of Doctoral Studies in small online or evening classes.

Advance Your K-12 Leadership Skills

The EdD in K-12 leadership is designed to enhance your education leadership skills and includes coursework in topics such as ethical decision-making, ethical dilemmas and the evolution of leadership theories. While earning this degree, you obtain knowledge that prepares you to lead administration, teachers and fiscal management in K-12 settings, as well as develop confidence in research and writing as you complete your dissertation. Also, you discuss current issues in K-12 education and explore methods of preventing conflict and engaging others with the use of effective leadership strategies.

Study Topics Relating to K-12 Education  

Learners in this doctoral program in educational leadership examine a broad range of topics that impact K-12 education. Some examples of what you will study while completing your coursework include ethical frameworks, research foundations, politics of K-12 education, leadership development and strategic planning in K-12 education.

Advance Your Career in K-12 Education

While earning this degree, you acquire the knowledge and skills that you need to become a leader in K-12 education. Some common career options for graduates of GCU’s EdD in K-12 leadership include advanced positions such as school administrators, members of higher education faculty and consultants. Some of the settings where you may fill the role of a transformational leader after earning this EdD include educational agencies, universities, community colleges, and elementary and secondary schools.

Grand Canyon University is committed to providing our learners with an education that supports their professional goals. To find out more about our EdD in leadership programs, visit the College of Doctoral Studies or click the Request More Information button that you see on this page.

About College of Doctoral Studies

Grand Canyon University’s innovative doctoral degree programs prepare learners for leadership roles in their professions, communities and society. Our dynamic online learning community, integrated dissertation process, wealth of resources and collaborative environment support a successful and meaningful doctoral journey. We believe earning a doctoral degree is a journey and similar to climbing a mountain—challenging, invigorating and completely rewarding when you reach the top. Our goal is to help you conquer your own mountain and succeed on your doctoral journey. Readers of The Doctoral Journey blog, presented by the College of Doctoral Studies, will find resourceful and knowledgeable posts regarding the doctoral process, research best practices and dissertation tips among other topics from GCU’s doctoral faculty.


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