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Community College Leadership

Community College Leadership Program A Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Community College Leadership prepares faculty and administrators for leadership roles in technical and community colleges and similar organizations. The focus is on the application of quality research to the problems and opportunities in community colleges.

Because Oregon State University is a long-established, accredited university with a reputation for first-rate scholarship, your degree will be respected throughout the world. Community College Leadership faculty members are committed to excellence, and graduates demonstrate this. Admission is limited and competitive.

Community College Leadership Teaching and Learning Methods

Students enroll as members of a cohort with the goal of participating in an active learning community. Classes are scheduled for an intensive weekend twice per term at an off-campus conference center in Oregon. Instructional methods include group and individual projects, scholarly discussion, and a professional internship. A major professor guides each student through the program.

Prerequisite Experience

Applicants need a minimum of three years of professional experience in technical or community colleges or a professional field related to teaching, learning and/or leadership.

Topics of Study

  • Adult Learning Theory
  • Education for Work
  • Research Theory and Practice
  • Legal Issues
  • Leadership and Organizational Theory and Practice
  • Finance
  • Professional Ethics
  • Student Services
  • History of Higher Education

For more information or program questions, contact:

Administrative Questions: Contact Laurie Brendle-Sleipness (541)-737-4317

Degree and Pre-Admission Advising: Contact Shelley Dubkin-Lee (541) 737-5963