Practicing professionals who want to move up on the career ladder or be more involved in the academe can increase their chances of accelerating the process by enrolling in Benedictine University’s online Doctor of Education in Higher Educational and Organizational Change (Ed.D) program. This program is designed for those who wish to take up management positions in public and/or private educational institutions and associations. The core subjects revolve around leadership for educational and organizational enhancement.
Coursework are topical with an interdisciplinary focus and inquiry-driven methodology of critical thinking, analysis and self reflection. Students are prepared for the challenges involved in developing and implementing strategic plans, improving learning methods, managing resources and personnel, and implementing policy and handling change within an organization. It is important to note that this program was designed specifically for those who want to take up an administrative role in a post-secondary academic institution, not for those who wish to teach or manage primary and/or secondary educational establishments.
Benedictine’s online Ed.D program can be completed in three years. First year studies will revolve around foundational courses in the principles and practices of doctoral study. In the second year, students focus on current issues relating to curriculum, teaching, learning and resource management. On the third year, students are more engaged in completing dissertations related to their specialized interests. Although classes are held online, students enrolled in Benedictine’s online Ed.D program are assured that they will receive the same level of professional and technical support as those enrolled on campus. Classes are held online thus students are able to schedule their coursework around their professional and personal lifestyles.