Leadership (Ph.D.)

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Looking to enhance learning through your leadership in education? Educational professionals preparing to enrich the student experience as an administrator or educator-leader can elevate their experience and expertise in the education field through University of the Cumberlands’ Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. The Ph.D. track in Leadership emphasizes  a theory- and research-intensive approach versus a practical exploration as in a  practitioner’s degree such as an Ed.D.

Through Cumberlands’ Ph.D. in Leadership program, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Expand your professional knowledge and understanding of counseling and educational theory
  • Extend your mastery of research and its application to strategic problem-solving
  • Strengthen your commitment to professional service and ethical decision-making

Goals of the program include:

  • Develop critical and reflective thinking to facilitate institutional problem-solving and school or college improvement
  • Nurture effective and ethical professional leadership at the college, school, district or unit level
  • Strengthen content knowledge in a specialty area

If a terminal degree in Educational Leadership is something you’ve been considering, contact us today. We’ll get you the information you need.

Program Outcomes

Participate in an immersive, expert-led curriculum in a convenient online format.

Broaden your skillset and establish yourself as one of the best in your profession.

Enhance your professional connections as you prepare to become a leader in your field.

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