The doctorate in educational leadership is a performance-based program designed to prepare school leaders to improve school systems. This program of study, in partnership with Georgia school districts, develops outstanding scholars who can lead schools and school districts into the next century.
Research and study areas include:
Education law and ethics
School- and district-level leadership
Managing and using data in the school-improvement process
Leading in a diverse society
Providing leadership that enhances learning
Analyzing relationships among school boards, superintendents, and school leaders.
Cohort-based, three year program
Offered on two campuses: Athens and Gwinnett
Taught by renowned faculty in educational leadership, policy, and law
The 55-hour cohort program combines coursework, hands-on research, and practice. Students develop the tools to diagnose problems, develop new solutions, and evaluate the success of these changes. The research component helps students analyze data within districts, and the program ends with a dissertation specific to each student’s interest.
Faculty are nationally recognized for their research, teaching, and practice in the areas of educational leadership, policy, and school law.