Trident University International Introduces New Online Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

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Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, the newest online doctorate-level degree offered by Trident, is designed to develop leaders and scholars to manage complex learning organizations.

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Trident’s new Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree provides an outstanding alternative to traditional research-based Ph.D. programs. - Dr. Scott Amundsen, Associate Provost

Starting in the Winter 2015 session, Trident University International (Trident) will introduce the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D. EL) to its program offerings. Acknowledging both the industry need for well-trained administrators and professionals as well the needs of its growing student population, Trident has designed a program that is committed to developing leaders and practitioner scholars to manage and lead complex learning organizations. This will be the only 100% online, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredited Ed.D. program.

With a diverse student population that encompasses active duty members of the military, veterans, and civilians, the 100% online Trident has designed the Doctor of Education for leaders looking to maximize their potential in both traditional and non-traditional educational environments. From colleges and universities to K-12 education to government positions, the need for leaders in these sectors is growing at a significant rate.

“Trident’s new Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree provides an outstanding alternative to traditional research-based Ph.D. programs. The Ed.D. program is designed for practicing professionals, who already have established themselves as leaders in their field. Graduates of the Ed.D. program will complete a three-article dissertation which will address a current ‘problem of practice’ leading to positive change in their organization or school,” Dr. Scott Amundsen, Associate Provost.

According to Eduventures and a Bureau of Labor Statistics analysis, educational services occupations are slated to grow 13% nationally. Within all educational services occupations, two segments representing the best fit for Ed.D. degree holders are projected to flourish in the near future. The first educational segment is management, business, and financial occupations, which are expected to grow at a rate of 13% through 2018, while the second segment, professional and related occupations, is expected to grow at a 14.5% rate also through 2018.

Additionally, reports and publications like No Child Left Behind (2002), Arthur Levine’s “Educating School Leaders” (2005), and the release of the Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education (2006) have significantly moved the needle on the caliber of learning professional that leads educational organizations.

The learning outcomes of the Ed.D. program were established based on modern teaching and management methods. Graduates should be able to develop and implement organizational strategies, draw on global educational perspectives, manage the operation of learning organizations, and promote emerging educational technologies to improve practice, among others.

Trident will begin accepting enrollments for the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership on October 20th, 2014.

About Trident University
Founded in 1998, Trident University International (Trident) is a leading online postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident developed the Trident Learning Model, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance the lives and careers of students. Trident offers high-quality bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs, led by a qualified faculty team, over 90% of who have doctoral degrees. Visit, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at (855) 290-0290 to learn more about Trident's wide range of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs.

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