Wichita, Kansas – The Doctor of Educational Leadership degree at Southwestern College is one of the best in the country, according to Affordable Colleges Online.
After months of collecting data from hundreds of colleges and government sources around the United States, Affordable Colleges Online found that the Doctor of Educational Leadership program at Southwestern College should have a place on its list of top online programs. Affordable Colleges Online has distinguished its ranking scale by the use of Peer-Based Value, or PBV. The PBV score compares the cost of each program to the cost of similar programs with the same qualitative score. Some of the variables measured from both for profit and non-profit institutions included online tuition rate, academic and career counseling services and job placement for graduates.
"Our successful graduates hold positions as teachers, building and district administrators and higher ed administration,” said Dr. Cameron Carlson, Southwestern College Dean of Education. “Students receive personal instruction from highly qualified instructors who continue to practice within the PK-12 and higher education boundaries. Therefore, they leave our program knowing how to communicate across boundaries that often separate higher education and PK12 schools. Graduates from our program know how to critically analyze problems facing schools and gather support from the field to address needed changes to help more students find success.”
The Doctor of Educational Leadership at Southwestern College prepares students to become building, district, and teacher leaders in public, independent and parochial schools, state agencies and higher education. The program includes a summer residency enabling the development of deep, meaningful relationships which are extended through online synchronous and asynchronous learning.
In addition to the Doctor of Educational Leadership program, Southwestern College offers four online master’s degrees in education including Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education (Functional), Special Education (Adaptive) and Teaching.