Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

The Doctor of Education program is designed for highly qualified educational professionals who seek to further their professional standing and formal training by embracing the challenges of innovative, cutting-edge theories, methodologies, research and applications.

The primary objective of the program is to produce graduates who can contribute to the advancement of their profession and to the expansion of knowledge and awareness of contemporary strategic issues and practices. Through the Ed.D. curriculum and its correlative components, participants will achieve this objective through the development of:

  • A thorough and deep-rooted knowledge of scientific and scholarly research methods and their application in the educational setting for leaders, consultants, educational affiliates and university professors
  • Advanced critical thinking as well as refined conceptual and analytical skills
  • A mastery of both the seminal theories and the latest practices in educational management
  • The tools to perform original applied research that advances knowledge within the educational arena
  • An appreciation of cultural, ethical, and global issues and their impact on evolving theories and practices
  • The skills necessary for sophisticated and effective decision-making in complex environments through the integration of theoretic insights, extensive practical knowledge and innovative concept development.

At the successful conclusion of all course and course-related work, each degree candidate will submit three original research papers (the qualifying examination), and will put forth a formal dissertation proposal to be approved by a Director and three other members of the doctoral faculty (the four constituting the official committee). The dissertation proposal, once approved, should focus on a topic of current import and personal interest. The dissertation should significantly impact and illuminate strategic professional matters.

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Message from the Administrative Board

To all current and prospective students:

As part of our efforts to combat fraudulent activities perpetrated against the University of Atlanta and its student body, please be advised of the following:

1. The UofA only uses official channels in all communications with students. As such, we will never phone you except in an emergency situation and even then, by prior arrangement. The UofA does not utilize social media of any description to contact its students. Specifically, we do not use media such as Whatsapp, IMO or any other SMS platform to contact students.

2. The Uofa will never resort to calling you to demand payment for your program of study nor would we harass you in any way for any reason

3. The UofA encourages all students to be ware of fraudulent activities perpetrated by certain individuals who are in no way connected with us but who engage in criminal activities in attempts to defraud our students.

4. For your sake, please, do not send money through any means, to anyone that claims to be from the UofA. You should only send money following an official notification and as agreed between you and the UofA for your program.

5. UofA is currently working hard to be fully accredited once again with the relevant authorities. Any calls or communications from any one claiming or soliciting your transfer to a different university for the purposes of accreditation or any other purpose is fraudulent and should not be entertained. If you receive such calls, please, hang up or ask the caller to send an official email. If you do stay with the caller, do so long enough to obtain basic information from them, then, hang up and dial our fraud hotline to report it and verify the authenticity of the call

6. Should you find yourself at the receiving end of any suspicious activity, please, do not become a victim. Instead, hang up and dial the Chamblee Police station or report the matter to a special Crime Hotline at the UofA. The number is 630 800 2139.

Remember, we all have a duty to protect ourselves. Do not become a victim. Do not allow criminal activities to flourish at your expense. The UofA takes all such activities serious and will take steps to prosecute the perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law.

Stay informed. Stay alert. Stay safe.
Administrative Board
University of Atlanta
5522 New Peachtree Road, Suite 114
Chamblee, GA 30341-USA

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