NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OnlineSchoolsCenter.com has released a list of 20 top, online Ed.D programs. In gathering data from numerous websites, the criteria for this list are reputation and primarily, degrees that can be earned completely online. Because the Ed.D. is the terminal degree in its field, usually a trip to the campus is necessary in order to defend a dissertation or take a concentrated class. However, these degrees will most effectively accommodate the schedules of educational professionals that are looking to develop in their field by pursuing an online Doctorate in Education. The list of top 20 online Ed.D programs are presented in no particular order.
The ranking can be viewed here:
The Online Doctor of Education Degree is a practice-focused online degree that gives educators the skills to be leaders and administrators in K-12 schools, school districts, colleges and other educational organizations. In these programs, students study education theory and research. Graduates with this degree have the tools to fix problems that they face in their schools and organizations on a daily basis. Graduates work as administrators and teachers on the college level, or work as superintendents or other high-level administrators in the public school system.
According to researcher, Jared Goff, "In researching the number and availability of Ed.D degree programs that are totally online, it became clear that there are many excellent online degree programs designed for working educational professionals, which don't require a major lifestyle upheaval. Institutes of higher education are making online Ed.D degrees available in innovative, online formats that greatly increase accessibility to potential students from all walks and phases of life that maintain the academic quality expected at on-campus Ed.D programs."
The list of 20 includes:
Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, Maryland
Liberty University Online - Lynchburg, Virginia
University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska
Ball State University - Muncie, Indiana
University of the Cumberlands - Williamsburg, Kentucky
Northcentral University - San Diego, California
Sam Houston State University - Huntsville, Texas
University of West Georgia - Carrollton, Georgia
Trevecca Nazarene University - Nashville, Tennessee
Creighton University - Omaha, Nebraska
Boise State University - Boise, Idaho
Texas A&M University Commerce - College Station, Texas
Kennesaw State University - Kennesaw, Georgia
University of South Carolina - Columbia, South Carolina
University of Florida - Gainesville, Florida
Lamar University - Beaumont, Texas
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Central Michigan University - Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Utah State University - Logan, Utah
University of Northern Colorado - Greeley, Colorado
OnlineSchoolsCenter.com reviews publicly available data and then produces independent ranking assessments of various educational programs and college facilities, as well as, student guides and resources. The mission of Online Schools Center is to be a vital resource for potential students making one of the most important decisions of their lives. Online Schools Center recognizes that no ranking system is perfect, and recommends that their ratings be used only as a general guide for choosing a quality school.
Contact: Jared Goff
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SOURCE Online Schools Center