Our Ed.D. degree in community college executive leadership equips you with specialized skills to succeed.
Are you a faculty or staff member of a community college who wants to move up to an executive leadership role? If so, our doctoral degree for community college executive leadership is one of the few in the nation to prepare you for the role of community college leader.
Community college vice presidents and presidents are closely embedded in their community. Our doctoral degree helps you develop your skills in forging partnerships with local businesses and leaders to secure internships, apprenticeships and jobs for community college graduates. Our curriculum also prepares you for community college executive leadership duties such as:
- Developing the best way to train the workforce for local industry
- Helping companies new to the community find qualified workers
- Serving on economic development task forces
- Working to improve the quality of life in the community
In courses such as Developing Effective Student Service programs, you’ll consider how to successfully manage a student population with a significant proportion planning to transfer to a four-year college after two years.
An Ed.D. Degree for You
As with other doctoral programs, we use a cohort model to encourage students to develop a strong network of support and professional relationships.
Classes for the Ed.D. and Ed.S. degrees meet on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5.p.m. at our Wingate University – Ballantyne campus. Typically, a course meets for five Saturdays on alternating Saturdays.