University of West Alabama

Online Education

Ed.D. in Rural Education, Teaching and Learning

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Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ed.D. in Rural Education, Teaching and Learning

Format: Online

Program Description:

"Gain a deeper understanding of the unique challenges in rural education.

Meet the needs of rural students, school districts and communities with the University of West Alabama’s online Doctor of Education in Rural Education (Ed.D). As the first of its kind in the nation, this innovative and forward-thinking program focuses on critical issues, learning strategies and solutions for positive development in rural education and communities. The curriculum was designed to incorporate the expertise of partnership schools, expert superintendents and community leaders so you can be sure you’re getting the advanced education you need to succeed in your career.

Because it is delivered in a flexible online format, you can learn from expert faculty without sacrificing time in your classroom. You’ll also explore the research and tools that drive instructional decisions and create a dissertation based on rural education needs. This program features two concentration tracks so that you can specialize your education to fit your specific career goals."

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Remote Rural Area

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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