As a member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), WCU has been actively engaged in rethinking and redesigning the professional doctorate in education so it can maximize its effectiveness for participants.
- The Educational Leadership program from Western Carolina University offers two concentrations: Community College Leadership and P-12 Leadership.
- This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly NCATE) and authorized by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to offer superintendent licensure as a sub-concentration.
This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly NCATE) and authorized by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to offer superintendent licensure as a sub-concentration.
- The Doctor of Education Degree Program is a 52-hour, cohort program. Cohorts begin the program in the summer, progress through a nine semester sequence of leadership and research courses meeting one weekend monthly at the WCU Biltmore Park campus in Asheville, with continuous work online and in workplace laboratories of practice.
- The program culminates with a disquisition—a written and oral presentation of the three-year improvement project. Applicants admitted to the P-12 Leadership concentration who intend to complete the requirements for a Superintendent’s license must have earned a Principal’s license prior to being admitted to the program.
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
DisciplinesEducation Management, Organisation & Leadership Educational Research View 178 other PhDs in Education in United States
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
Living costs for Asheville
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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