Learn More about the School Improvement Doctoral Program

University of West Georgia Recognized for 8 Top Degree Programs in the U.S.

The School Improvement Doctoral Program admits new students during the Spring and Summer semesters.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Spring 2022 admit term. Applications are due August 15, 2021 at 5pm Eastern Time. All admissions decisions will be emailed to applicants by November 1, 2021.

Congratulations to Dr. Erika Carlson as the recipient of the 2021 School Improvement Doctoral Program Dissertation of the Year Award for her study on "Rethinking Learning Design: Learning Analytics to Support Instructional Scaffolding in International Schools."2021 DOTY Award

Why Choose the Doctor of Education in School Improvement Program?

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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.

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    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. 
  • Students are required to complete an online orientation during their first semester, and participate in an intensive Virtual Dissertation Prep Seminar. 
  • The program may be completed in three years; however, many students take four years or more to complete.
  • Faculty are nationally recognized, committed to school improvement, and understand the needs of adult learners.