CityU Launches Doctoral Program Designed for Working Professionals in Education and Business Management

BELLEVUE, Wash. — City University of Seattle, one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading not for profit universities, will be offering a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership. This doctoral program is unique as it was designed for the experienced leader in education and business management, and is available almost entirely online making it an extremely flexible program. Students in this three-year program will choose from one of three specially developed areas of concentrations to study: Educational Leadership (P-12), Higher Education, and Organizational Leadership. All three concentrations have been designed specifically for individuals currently working as district and school administrators, classroom teachers, higher education leaders in community colleges and universities and organizational entrepreneurs in the global workplace.  Like all programs CityU of Seattle offers, this doctoral program will be taught by CityU’s practitioner faculty.  Students will learn from doctoral level experts who bring a strong background of research achievement in education and organizational practice.

CityU is currently accepting applications for this 90-credit program. Classes will begin August 2011 with the first of three in-person residencies to be held over a weeklong period in the Seattle area. Aside from the requisite residencies, the course is conducted entirely online to meet student’s busy scheduling needs. All program concentrations will consist of a leadership and research core, concentration area of study, two comprehensive exams and six dissertation classes.

“We are honored and privileged to unveil our very first doctoral program that caters to the seasoned professional looking to catapult to the next level of his or her career,” says CityU President Lee Gorsuch. “With this multidisciplinary program, students will master advanced skills in strategic thinking, critical analysis and change management  — the tools needed to face challenging, real world problems in educational or organizational settings.”

“We’ve specifically organized these courses so that students will develop a firm grasp of data-driven solutions to today’s leadership challenges and be able to use this knowledge in the workplace right away,” says Dr. Kurt Kirstein, CityU’s School of Management Dean. “They’ll also learn to how to share this material with current and future leaders within their own organizations.”

For more program information or to apply for the Ed.D., please visit the official program page.

About City University of Seattle

Founded in 1973 in Seattle, Washington, City University of Seattle is a private, not-for-profit university that has awarded over 45,000 degrees and certificates worldwide.  City University of Seattle’s goal is to change lives for good by offering high quality and relevant online and in-class education options to any person in the world with a desire to learn.  The university is comprised of The School of Management, The Gordon Albright School of Education, and The Division of Arts and Sciences.  Headquartered in the Pacific Northwest, City University of Seattle offers classes at locations throughout Washington, Hawaii, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Slovakia, Switzerland, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, the Czech Republic, and China.

Published May 16, 2011



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