Earn one of the following specializations by choosing the elective courses that are required to complete them. These courses can be taken as part of the electives needed to complete the requirements of the EdD program.
Nursing Education Specialization
Experienced nurses interested in teaching at the higher education level may choose our concentration in Nursing Education. This nursing specialization includes five elective courses focused on practical theory and application in nursing education in higher education. It is designed for experienced nursing professionals who seek to train the next generation of practitioners.
Athletic Training Specialization
Athletic trainers who are currently in higher education, or wish to purse a teaching role will find it helpful to study topics uniquely challenging to educators. The specialization includes timely and relevant topics such as cultural competency, evidenced-based injury treatment and other emerging fields of interest to the educator.
Teaching and Learning Specialization
This specialization offers participants an opportunity to increase their expertise in teaching practices designed for today’s learner. This series of courses will help students develop the necessary skills to teach in a traditional or online classroom, develop curriculum, and understand generational learning.
Executive Leadership Specialization
This specialization includes a series of courses with emphasis on operational leadership in healthcare: developing and managing an effective team, strategic planning and decision-making, balancing the economics of decision-making and timing of decisions, and leadership strategies and the strategic use of quality performance standards to achieve organizational outcomes. There are a total of seven courses that students can select from with three credit hours for each course. Students will need to choose 15 credits of those electives in order to get the specialization.