Is a Doctor of Education in leadership (Ed.D.) right for you? Stop and consider these questions:
- Are you looking to enhance your leadership skills?
- Would you like to consult, teach or publish research in a peer-reviewed journal?
- Is higher earning potential and added flexibility attractive to you?
- Does the sound of “Dr.” before your name have an appealing ring to it?
If you answered yes to all or most of these questions, then our Doctor of Education in Leadership is the program for you.
Okay, perhaps you need a little more convincing. Maybe you’re wondering if going back to school is worth it. That’s a valid question—getting a doctoral degree is not a decision that should be made lightly. It’s an investment of valuable time and money, so you need to be sure that the return is worth the effort.
If you’re looking to maximize your income potential and become eligible for new career opportunities, then it’s worth it. Plus, here’s a few more benefits to consider:
- You will gain career flexibility.
In this rapidly-changing economy, options are an asset. If there’s anything the pandemic has taught us, it’s that nothing is certain. That’s why equipping yourself with the tools to adapt to multiple industries is one of the most valuable things you can do.
With the skills you’ll learn in this program, you will be qualified for jobs in a variety of fields. Graduates from our Ed.D. program have gone on to enjoy leadership careers in business, technology, education, ministry, government, law enforcement, health care and more.
Flexibility is a huge part of what we offer at Trevecca. We know the value of being able to adapt to an ever-changing world, and that’s why we offer both on-campus and 100 percent online versions of our Ed.D. program.
- You will be prepared and qualified.
Walking into a room and realizing that you’re one of the most qualified and accomplished people in a professional setting is a great feeling. It means you’re prepared and that your hard work has paid off. When you earn a doctorate, you can feel confident in demonstrating to future employers that you have invested in yourself and broadened your skill set.
Additionally, it’s important to remember that many jobs require a doctorate to apply, and still many more prefer it. These job titles include professor, provost, academic dean and a variety of executive leadership positions, most of which have a median salary approaching (or exceeding) six figures.
- You will develop specialized skills.
Trevecca’s Ed.D. program offers the opportunity to select a track and tailor your degree to best support your professional goals. You can choose from one of six options—Higher Education; Consulting & Coaching; Enterprise Leading & Managing; Health Care Administration; Pre-K-12 District Leadership; or Professional Practice.
You’ll also get to shape your dissertation around a specific subject matter that pertains to your individual passions and career. The dissertation includes a comprehensive study of a significant problem that is important to you in your area of professional work. As you work on this project, rest assured that we provide extensive, individualized assistance and coaching through a variety of face-to-face and online resources that allow you to seek support in whatever way best matches your learning and writing style. Throughout your academic journey, you’ll interact with an advisor and reader who’ll make each step of the process approachable and successful.
- You will learn how to affect change.
While knowledge, accomplishment, earning potential and flexibility are all great reasons to earn your Ed.D., perhaps the most compelling is developing a skill set that will help you make a difference. Simply put, leadership is hard—there have been thousands of books written on the subject, and there will probably be thousands more.
Leadership is an art and a science wrapped up in one, and it takes a lot of effort to master certain skills. If your goal in taking on a leadership position is solely to gather wealth, esteem and accomplishment, then you might be in the wrong place. Here at Trevecca, we want to see you succeed, but we know that success as a leader is more than the sum of your accomplishments. A truly successful leader is someone who makes a positive difference in the lives of those they are called to lead.
If that sounds like the type of leader you strive to be, then you’ve come to the right place. Take the next step with us and earn your doctorate.