Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Community College Leadership

The Community College Leadership Program (CCLP) is designed for senior administrators and aspiring leaders who opt for a doctorate to be well-trained for leadership in community and technical colleges. Instruction and engagement include a combination of face-to-face and online teaching sessions with community college experts, teleconferencing with national leaders, team work and interaction, topical webinars, and a practicum to address emerging college/district/system issues. The CCLP is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is offered through National American University’s Harold D. Buckingham Graduate School, headquartered at NAU’s Roueche Graduate Center in Austin, Texas. Center leaders are working with community college CEOs from around the country to identify student cohort locations. This cohort-based program provides a forum for working professionals to convene and study close to home and office, while being part of a national learning community and network of distinguished professionals.

Ed.D Course List

• Community College History, Mission, and Emerging Issues
• Leadership Development
• Managing Change – Leading Institutional Transformation
• Organization Design, Development, and Behavior
• Ethics and Values
• Governance and Administration
• Planning, Finance, Resource Development and Management
• Policy, Politics, and Public Affairs
• Introduction to Institutional Research - Education Analytics
• Understanding the Contemporary Community College Student
• Pathways to Student Learning and Success (Capstone)
• Practicum
• Introduction to Research Methodology
• Designing and Shaping Your Dissertation
• Advanced Leadership Institute
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