Specializations: Higher Education | School Administration (P-12)
The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is the highest professional degree in education. Individuals who have earned this degree are recognized for their wide knowledge of theory and research and for their commitment to the application of knowledge for the improvement of educational policy and practice. The Union Ed.D. is designed for active professionals who will graduate ready to assume leadership and teaching roles in Preschool-Grade Twelve schools, universities, government and business. Ed.D. graduates can positively contribute to administration, teaching, policy and curriculum formation, and research. Each doctoral degree is designed to be a blend of theory and practice, classic knowledge and current research, analysis and synthesis, macro-perspective and micro-functionality.
Union University offers the doctoral degree in educational leadership with two areas of specialization:
- The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Preschool-Grade Twelve (P-12) School Administration
- The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Higher Education
The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership P-12 School Administration degree is offered on both the Jackson and Germantown campuses and has two areas of concentration, Instructional Leadership (P-12) and Curriculum and Supervision (P-12).