Doctor of Education
The Doctor of Education program exists to create exemplary educational leaders, through a Christian framework, and focuses on one of three concentrations of study: P-12, Higher Education or Leadership in Nursing Education. These leaders will be grounded in leadership theory, application strategies, consumption/production of research, collaboration, data-driven decision making, and the blending/balancing of knowledge, ethics, and faith in the overall leadership process. The three-year program prepares graduates to engage in leadership, collaboration, decision-making, research, and reform initiatives in various educational sectors.
Note: All candidates interested in pursuing certification as a superintendent through the doctoral program should review the Program Guidelines and Policies and other resources on the College of Education home page.
Innovative Academic Programs
The UMHB Doctor of Education degree prepares students for executive leadership roles in higher education or in P-12 district settings leading to administrative positions. The roles that program graduates currently occupy include deans, principals, superintendents, program coordinators, and presidents. The Leadership in Nursing Education concentration prepares students with evidence based practice in the classroom and clinical setting, as well as innovations in classroom, clinical and simulation learning.
The 54-hour program is a comprehensive program that integrates the best of educational disciplines and is delivered in a nontraditional (5 Saturdays per semester) cohort format to enable currently employed educational administrators and faculty leaders to pursue a doctoral degree. The program is designed to fit into busy work schedules and allow for career mobility.
Page last updated June 13, 2022