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PhD in Education - K-12 School Leadership

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education program with a concentration in K-12 School Leadership at Regent University is designed for teachers who want to gain further accreditation to pursue school leadership roles. Learn more about this program.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a concentration in K-12 School Leadership

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Doctoral

Program Prerequisites:

Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a concentration in K-12 School Leadership applicants should be teachers seeking additional endorsements. They are required to submit official GRE scores as a part of their application. All doctoral-level programs at Regent University require a master's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's Doctor of Philosophy in Education program with a concentration in K-12 School Leadership aims to produce graduates who can implement change in education systems. Designed within a Christian framework, the program caters to those who want to create learning environments that allow students to succeed to their fullest potential. Students could learn the necessary skills to foster a healthy school culture, manage the resources and operations of a school effectively, and maintain ethical and professional standards. Students also have the opportunity to complete required internships and an optional test preparation course for the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA).

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

77+ 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 Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a Concentration in K-12 School Leadership:

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a concentration in K-12 School Leadership requires a minimum of 77 credits, but some students may take more credits depending on their educational journey. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (77+ credits)

  • School Leaders Licensure Assessment Preparation
  • Advanced Theory & Practice of Leadership, Communication, & Organizations
  • Advanced Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
  • Legal, Ethical, Policy, & Professional Issues in Education
  • Strategic Planning & Leadership of School Resources
  • School & Community Relations
  • Advanced Practices in Personnel
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Strategic Planning & Program Evaluation
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Regression & Correlation
  • Structure & Reliability Analysis
  • Internship I
  • Internship II
  • The Principalship
  • Research Design & Analysis
  • Residency (3 courses)
  • Christian Worldview for Educators
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Educational Statistics
  • Issues in Education
  • Dissertation Research (3 courses)
  • Dissertation Continuation
  • Advanced Research Design & Analysis
  • Regent Foundations for Graduate Success

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates with a Doctor of Philosophy in Education - K-12 School Leadership could use the research and leadership skills learned through this program to make systemic change in education systems. Graduates can pursue careers that allow them to foster environments that allow students to succeed.

Possible careers include:

  • Principal
  • University faculty
  • School Superintendent

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