Higher Education Leadership Concentration

The Higher Education Leadership concentration is offered in two formats: Blended and Online.

Edgewood College offers an innovative three to three and one half-year Ed.D. program designed for working professionals in the areas of educational leadership in higher education, educational agency, and corporate education environments. Students who enroll in this professional course of study deepen their leadership capacities and position themselves for administrative and faculty positions.

The higher education/agency concentration was added in Summer 2008 as a response to the growing need for courses and curriculum that better serve those leaders working in higher education settings. As a result, our doctoral students now have the opportunity to integrate with leaders, faculty members, and deans from institutions of higher learning, including the Wisconsin Technical College system, public and private four-year colleges and universities, for-profit and online learning centers, and businesses and agencies that lead educational initiatives.

The diversity of our learning community is a great strength of our program. Moreover, it demonstrates our commitment to providing a standard of excellence for the preparation of educational leaders at all levels of education. Leaders working in higher education settings pursue doctoral programs for many different reasons. Some aspire to become faculty members, others want to pursue deanship positions in student or academic affairs, and still others anticipate climbing the administrative ladder to the college presidency.

Through collaborative and applied learning, students who enroll in our program will enhance their leadership skills and engage in research germane to their work environment and their aspired career path. Along the way, our students will learn from recognized leaders in the field. We are proud to have seasoned PK-12 and postsecondary educational leaders who are committed to helping our program grow and flourish, both in Madison and in Wausau.

For more information about the Higher Education/Agency Concentration of our doctoral program, contact MJ Best, Assistant Professor and Director of the Higher Education concentration at 608-663-3244 or mbest@edgewood.edu.

New cohorts begin each year in May. The admission application deadline is March 31.

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