Doctor of Education – Educational Leadership (ED.D.)

Earn a terminal degree that prepares educational leaders to manage change

Earning a Doctor of Education degree from Frostburg State University equips you to assume a leadership role in your chosen area of specialization, to be that administrator, supervisor, master teacher, policy specialist or something else. This applied doctoral degree is rooted in practical experiences, exploration of case studies, problem-based learning activities and an integrated practicum. The educational leadership doctorate program is offered in alternate years on the Frostburg State University campus (even years) and the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (odd years).

Choose from four areas of doctoral program specializations:

  • PK12 Leadership
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Instructional Technology
  • Higher Education Leadership

Doctor of Education Highlights:

  • Attend two classes one evening per week to accommodate the schedules of working educational practitioners.
  • Begin Doctor of Education classes in the summer session as part of a cohort of no more than 25 students.
  • Complete in 3-4 years by taking two years of Ed.D. classes with dissertation undertaken after completion of the coursework.
  • Be part of a program that is designed for pinnacle leaders who approach education with a plan that looks into the future.
  • Earn a degree that prepares you to lead in a public school, private school, higher education setting or community setting.
  • Engage in a doctoral degree program that blends theory with practice, requiring both content mastery and research.

Career Outlook for Education Leaders:
A doctorate of education degree can lead in many diverse career directions. The chart below lists anticipated career growth through 2024 for several educational leadership positions, as predicted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Position Anticipated Growth
Postsecondary educational administrators 9 percent growth
Elementary, middle and high school principals 6 percent growth
Instructional coordinators 7 percent growth

For more information, visit www.bls.gov/ooh/ (U.S. Government Occupational Outlook Handbook) and search for your specific area of career interest.
 

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