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Global Executive (EdD)

The Global Executive Doctor of Education program is designed for full-time working professionals around the world who have a Master’s degree and significant leadership experience. The program prepares senior educational leaders, policy makers, administrators, and change agents for the challenging task of improving individual and national education outcomes. This program prepares leaders to achieve large-scale improvements across educational systems through strategic use of policy, innovative practice and assessment. The Global Executive EdD stresses the examination of educational solutions from around the world as participants work with their own local challenges.

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Global Executive Doctor of Education

Curriculum Overview

The program can be completed in approximately 25 months and allows students to remain fully employed while pursuing their doctorate. There will be nine meetings, totaling 11 weeks of intensive face-to-face class time: 5 in Los Angeles, 2 in Hong Kong, and 2 in Doha, Qatar. Students should expect to spend at least 12-15 hours per week on homework and online activities during the online portions of the program.

Sample Courses

  • Fostering Entrepreneurship in Educational Systems
  • Global Trends: Emerging Ideas, Emerging Markets
  • Making Choices: Deciding Among Policy Alternatives

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  • Doctoral Interest (PhD or EdD)

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Katerina Kulagina Cohort of 2012

People are saying

I wanted to broaden my perspective in higher education on a global scale and learn from classmates who are from different countries, and that’s what this program did.

Katerina Kulagina – Global EdD – ‘14

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The Admissions Committee seeks students whose academic background, professional experience, demonstrated leadership abilities, and communication skills meet the demands of the program and show promise for continued growth as an educational leader.

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