Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Program

During the 2017-2018 school year, SNHU will be welcoming the first Vermont-based doctoral cohort for the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program. Since 2001, SNHU's Field-based Programs in Education (based in Colchester, Vermont) have offered M.Ed. and Certificate Programs across the state of Vermont. Our first regional cohort is scheduled to begin in December 2017 at Vergennes Union High School.

Program Overview

The Ed.D. degree is designed develop participants as Scholar-Practitioners, specifically advancing participants' knowledge of leadership theory and practice, understanding of approaches to organizational development, and ability to effectively implement research methodologies and disseminate associated findings. SNHU's Ed.D. program will be offered within a regional cohort model, with hybrid courses occurring in a condensed weekend format during the Spring and Fall and during a week long residency each summer. Ideal candidates are in a position to influence the ideas and actions of others through positional or non-positional leadership opportunities. School leaders, community leaders, leaders within non-profit and government organizations, and local entrepreneurs are welcome to apply for program admission. If you are interested in learning more about this program, it is recommended that you share your information with the Field-based Programs in Education office by using this form.

You can find a document with FAQs here.

Program Curriculum

This is a 48 graduate credit program leading to a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership.

Coursework includes:

  • One ProFile Seminar Course (1 Credit)
  • Four courses in Leadership (12 Credits)
  • Four courses in Organization Development (12 Credits)
  • Four courses in Research (12 Credit)
  • Dissertation in Practice (11 Credits)

Current tuition for this Ed.D. program is $627 per credit.

Program Applications

On this site, you can also learn what the application process and requirements for this program will be. Upcoming informational meetings for the Ed.D program scheduled to begin at Vergennes Union High School will take place on September 12, 2017 and October 4th at VUHS at 4:00pm. Applications will be due for this regional site no later than November 5th.