The mission of the Doctor of Education program is to create exemplary educational leaders, through a Christian framework, and focused in one of three concentrations of study: P-12, Higher Education or Leadership in Nursing Education. 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 Leadership in Nursing Education concentration prepares students with evidence based practice in the classroom and clincal setting, as well as innovations in classroom, clinical and simulation learning.
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.