GRU to offer new doctoral degree in education

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The College of Education at Georgia Regents University will offer a new doctoral degree in educational innovation – the university’s first doctoral degree outside of health and medicine.

“Education is such an important component of our society and we are grateful to have the opportunity to help produce educators who will be effective leaders in both the classroom and as administrators,” said Dr. Wayne Lord, Associate Dean of GRU’s College of Education and program coordinator. “We are pleased to have in place faculty who are ready to lead the research and educational efforts to make this a successful doctoral program known for responding to real problems of practice.

This doctoral program is a three-year, cohort-driven program focused on equipping educators with the knowledge and skills to learn how to respond to evolving educational systems and foster innovation in both the classroom and in leadership positions.

The coursework addresses problems of educational practice through the study of leadership and interpersonal dynamics, educational change, leading innovations in teaching and learning, and equity and social justice.

Application deadline is Jan. 15. For more information, call 706-729-2980 or visit


Georgia Regents University is one of four public comprehensive research universities in the state with nearly 10,000 students enrolled in its nine colleges and schools, which include the Medical College of Georgia – the nation’s 13th-oldest medical school – the nationally-ranked Hull College of Business and Georgia’s only College of Dental Medicine. The clinical enterprise associated with the university includes the 478-bed Georgia Regents Medical Center and the 154-bed Children’s Hospital of Georgia. GRU is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an equal opportunity institution.

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