Ferris State University offers a doctor of education (Ed.D.) program created for leaders of mission-driven, 21st-century community colleges. Courses are taught by experienced college leaders, including current and recent community college presidents, vice presidents, and deans. This program is designed to prepare leaders for the changing environments in education. This inquiry-based, problem-solving, action-oriented approach is designed to develop the essential skills that will lead to success, regardless of the level from which graduates will lead.
Topics include finance, technology, resource development, marketing, teaching and learning, policy, and leadership. Courses are mixed-delivery, with both online and in-person components. A key feature of the program is that the dissertation may take any of four forms and is integrated throughout the three-year program, with a goal of having individuals complete the dissertation by the end of the three years of the program.
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Doctorate in Community College Leadership
Graduates will have the capacity to:
Advance the college mission
Orchestrate effective governance
Implement institutional strategy
Enhance academic quality
Empower student success
Cultivate community relationships
Ensure fiscal stewardship
Develop as a person, scholar, and leader
Masterís degree from regionally accredited institution
Minimum of 3.25 GPA or equivalent in the masterís program