University of West Georgia

Graduate School

School Improvement



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ed.D. - School Improvement

Format: Online

Program Description:

Our Ed.D. program in School Improvement offers a unique opportunity for educators looking for an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based doctoral program that prepares graduates to become change agents in the schools they serve. Please review the information provided at our website (, and contact us for additional information. Our program has served students for 12 years as a face-to-face program. Beginning with summer of 2011, we transformed the program to a "hybrid" model, with 100% of our coursework being delivered online. There are several unique features of the Doctorate in School Improvement. These include the following: All coursework is delivered online, using a wide variety of instructional technologies. Students are required to come to our Carrollton, GA campus twice during the program: (1) for an intensive 2-1/2 day Orientation during the first summer, and (2) for an intensive Dissertation Prep Seminar during the second summer. Our program not only prepares you for your dissertation, but also guides you through the process by incorporating it into the coursework. Since we have incorporated the dissertation into the second half of the coursework, the program may be completed in three years. Our faculty are nationally recognized, committed to school improvement, and understand your needs as an adult online learner.


All teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 60

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $277.00 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Fringe Town

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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