At Union University, be transformed.
The Doctor of Education (EdD) at Union University is designed for active professionals who will graduate ready to assume leadership and teaching roles in schools, universities, government, and business. As an EdD graduate, you can contribute positively to administration, teaching, research, policy, and curriculum formation.
Earn a degree designed to be a blend of theory and practice, classic knowledge and current research, analysis and synthesis, macro-perspective and micro-functionality.
Fully online, the Leadership in School Reform track is designed to prepare school leaders with new and relevant courses in educational leadership. Be equipped to create and actualize a vision for leadership in 21st-century schools. Be able to employ the best of research and practice in policy, child development, learning, teaching, and leadership within the context of school reform.
Our students enhance their ethical decision-making ability through a Christ-centered academic environment. By building their intellectual and moral knowledge, they are equipped to cope with a pluralistic world and better serve their schools and communities.
This program meets standards developed by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Our students advance their knowledge and skills and increase their competency in the critical evaluation of current issues, trends, and methodologies.
Mission Statement/Conceptual Framework
The mission of Union's School of Education is to prepare educators of character and competence who reflect Christ as they serve and lead in their schools and communities. The Ed.D. degree is guided by the conceptual framework of the Educator Preparation Program: a teacher-student dynamic of sensitivity, reflection, and faith. The university’s mission is “to provide Christ-centered higher education that promotes excellence and character development in service to Church and society.”