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PhD in Education - Advanced Educational Leadership

Regent University's Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Advanced Educational Leadership program gives students the opportunity to study organizational change, curriculum design, and strategic planning for education institutes. Read on to learn more about this terminal degree program.

Official Program Name:

Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Advanced Educational Leadership

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students applying to this Ph.D. in Education - Advanced Educational Leadership program should have research and analytical skills, plus a master's degree. All applicants to Regent University graduate programs need a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have other requirements.

Program Description:

The curriculum of the Ph.D. in Education - Advanced Educational Leadership program at Regent University offers students the opportunity to prepare for high-level careers in academia. Students can research subjects like program evaluation, strategic planning, and methodologies for organizational change. Coursework goes into decision making, the interpretation of educational statistics, and advanced leadership skills. All of the work in this program -- from the dissertation to the residency -- focus on the Christian worldview.

Learning Format:

Online (with required residencies)

Program Length:

75+ credits

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Ph.D. in Education - Advanced Educational Leadership:

There are 75-77 credit hours required to complete the Ph.D. in Education - Advanced Educational Leadership program. Students must complete multiple residencies and a research-based dissertation. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (75+ credits)

  • Advanced Theory & Practice Of Leadership, Communication & Organizations
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Strategic Planning & Program Evaluation
  • Analysis Of Variance
  • Regression & Correlation
  • Structure & Reliability Analysis
  • Organizational & Institutional Change
  • Online Orientation
  • Research Design & Analysis
  • Residency
  • Christian Worldview For Educators
  • Data-driven Decision Making
  • Educational Statistics
  • Statistics Interpretation
  • Independent Study
  • Issues In Education
  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation Continuation
  • Advanced Research Design & Analysis
  • Regent Foundations For Graduate Success
  • Information Research & Resources

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Upon completion of the Ph.D. in Education - Advanced Educational Leadership program, graduates might have learned the leadership and curriculum design skills to work in senior leadership positions in education. They might think about advanced positions in elementary schools, colleges, or universities where they are responsible for strategic planning and evaluation.

Positions graduates might consider include:

  • Academic dean
  • Educational consultant
  • University faculty

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