The mission of the Doctor of Education program is to create exemplary educational leaders for the P-12 and higher education environments through a Christian framework. These leaders will be grounded in leadership theory, application strategies, consumption/production of research, collaboration, data-driven decision making, and the blending/balancing of knowledge, ethics, and faith in the overall leadership process. The three-year program prepares graduates to engage in leadership, collaboration, decision-making, research, and reform initiatives in various educational sectors.
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The UMHB Doctor of Education degree prepares students for executive leadership roles in higher education or in P-12 district settings leading to administrative positions. The roles that program graduates currently occupy include deans, principals, superintendents, program coordinators, and presidents.
The 60-hour program is a comprehensive program that integrates the best of educational disciplines and is delivered in a nontraditional (5 weekends per semester) cohort format to enable currently employed educational administrators and faculty leaders to pursue a doctoral degree. The program is designed to fit into busy work schedules and allow for career mobility.