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Developing, supporting, and encouraging

Preparing educational leaders to initiate and lead systematic and sustainable improvement in PK - 12 schools.

Program Details


The Doctor of Education in School Improvement Program offers a unique opportunity for educators looking for an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based doctoral program that prepares graduates to become change agents in the PK - 12 schools they serve. Coursework is offered 100% online.

There are several unique features of the Doctor of Education in School Improvement. These include the following:

  • All coursework is delivered through an asynchronous online environment, using a wide variety of instructional technologies. 
  • To help students be successful, completing an online orientation during their first semester is required, and all students participate in an intensive Virtual Dissertation Preparation Seminar. 
  • Many students take four or more years to complete the program however, it may be completed in as few as three years.
  • Faculty are nationally recognized, committed to school improvement, and understand the needs of adult learners.



Congratulations to Dr. Megan DeVoss as the recipient of the 2023 School Improvement Doctoral Program Dissertation of the Year Award for her study on "Student Achievement and ESOL Co-Teacher Content Certification in the Core Content Classroom".

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