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PhD in Instructional Management and Leadership

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Instructional Management and Leadership degree program is designed to meet the needs and interests of working professionals such as teachers, administrators, college faculty, and corporate training professionals who wish to become better managers and leaders of the instructional process and/or seek to pursue teaching positions in higher education and in the corporate setting.  To see the types of students the program attracts and the types of graduates it produces, click here.


Dual Focus

The Ph.D. in Instructional Management and Leadership program focuses on two skills critical to professional educators today - management and leadership. Often, educators and corporate leaders are forced to choose between the two, yet both must work interdependently to accomplish the goals of the educational institution.

As Stephen Covey (1992) suggests, "You manage things, but you lead people." This program provides learning opportunities for teachers to better manage resources in the classroom or their respective disciplines while learning better, more effective ways to manage students. For administrators, the program offers problem-solving strategies in the areas of curriculum, technology and supervision that relate to management, and it offers creative applications of leadership in working with faculty and parents in the educational setting.

Finally, with its emphasis on both instructional management and leadership, the program provides a diverse yet highly specialized background in education leadership, which may help professional candidates find positions in higher education and the corporate 


Career Outlook

Generally, a Ph.D. is required for full-time, tenure-track positions in four-year colleges and universities. According to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, employment opportunities for post-secondary teachers are expected to grow by 38 percent through 2012. Employment is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2010. The Occupational Outlook Quarterly indicates that employment opportunities for college and university faculty will grow faster than average because of rising enrollments, with approximately 195,000 new positions anticipated.




Initial certification education students follow the Teacher Education Progress Process for undergraduatespost-baccalaureate students, and transfer students


For More Information, Contact:

Dr. Richard Fuller, D.Ed. 

Department Head, Education
Professor of Education
School of Education & Social Sciences
412-397-6029 Phone
412-397-6044 Fax
Nicholson Center 458
Moon Campus
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