Educational Leadership, Ed.D.


The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program in Educational Leadership is designed to offer K-12 educational administrators and other K-12 educational leaders a unique and research-based approach. The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership combines authentic scholarly inquiry with exposure to site-based best practices. It requires commitment to the pursuit of four ambitious goals: in-depth inquiry and research on issues and topics related to educational administration and leadership, leadership for improvement in teaching and learning, equity and social justice for all students, and the development of schools as democratic communities.

Program Distinctions

  • Graduates may serve as assistant superintendents and superintendents in the state of North Carolina.
  • The UNC Greensboro School of Education was named one of the 2022 “Top Graduate Schools of Education” by the U.S. News & World Report.

The Student Experience

In the UNC Greensboro ELC Ed.D. program, students experience rigorous academic work combined with significant practitioner insight. We offer a blended combination of online offerings and face-to-face sessions that will allow you to establish vital interpersonal connections, choose graduate courses that suit your interests, experience meaningful learning opportunities, and enjoy significant flexibility to complete your studies while also attending to your personal and professional obligations.

After Graduation

Careers include K-12 and central office administration, school leadership, educational coaching and consulting, and professor.

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