West Chester University's Doctor of Education in Policy, Planning, and Administration prepares regional professionals in all aspects of educational leadership. This professional doctorate offers a practical, research-based, and clinically oriented terminal degree that builds on the strong, dynamic programs that West Chester University has offered throughout the years. The program provides professional educators in a variety of settings the skills necessary to identify challenges/questions in their practice and develop research agendas to inform possible solutions and initiatives.
The Curriculum and Instruction track is designed for educators working in Pre-K-16 education and/or educators who wish to learn more about curriculum and instruction. Courses in the Curriculum and Instruction track assist students in understanding the policy and planning issues that confront educational leaders and administrators. This track provides professional educators the opportunity to learn how to develop strategies to initiate and implement change in educational settings.
The Higher Education Administration track is designed for educators in higher education settings and/or educators who wish to learn more about the higher education environment. Courses in the Higher Education Administration concentration assist students in understanding the university environment and the policy/planning issues that confront educational leaders and administrators. This concentration provides professional educators the opportunity to learn how to manage the challenges in higher education and to develop strategies to initiate and implement change.
Designed for educational professionals in a variety of settings including classrooms, administration and higher education.
Based on a cohort model
Courses taught by experienced faculty from diverse educational backgrounds who publish and present nationally and internationally
Research focus is connected to the settings in which candidates work
What can I do with this degree?
Teachers Administrators Higher Education Faculty and Staff Nonprofit Educational Research Post-secondary Administrators had a median salary of $92,360 in 2017 (Bls.gov). The field of post-secondary administration is projected to grow by 10% through 2026 (faster than average; BLS).