Career Options

Diverse Backgrounds and Increased Opportunities

Most learners in the KSOE’s Doctorate in Educational Leadership Program already enjoy careers in their chosen professions.  Our students come to us with big ideas and leave with bigger ones. They talk about being drawn to the program because of its vision and values and its supportive faculty and staff.

Our graduates are working as

  • Educators in K-12 schools, both public and private
  • Community college instructors and counselors
  • Student services staff in four-year colleges
  • Trainers in the public sector and corporate settings
  • Community organizers and advocates for social justice

See what our graduates have done

Early Childhood Education

  • Keith, Rebecca. (2014). "Learning as Development: Reflections of Former Montessori Students"

K-12 Public Schools

  • Ahern, Kevin. (2014). "Emergent Leadership in the Face of 7th - 12th Grade Reconfiguration"
  • Douglas, Shelese. (2014). "Examining Dance Education Experiences and Critical Thinking in Urban Adolescents"
  • Johnson, Anthony. (2014). "Exploring the Identities of High-Performing Teachers"
  • Roat, Sara. (2015). "Teacher Efficacy in Working with Students with Learning Disabilities"

K-12 Catholic Schools

  • Westsmith, Wendy. (2014). "Leading from Within-Northside School: A Study of Shared Leadership"

Higher Education

  • Moore, Angelica. (2013). "First Generation College Students: Indicators of College Persistence and Graduation"
  • Everett, Shirley. (2014). "Rising To The Top: Experiences of African American Women in Higher Education"
  • Dempsey, Sara Beth. (2015). "Assessing the Impact of Faculty Development for Community Engagement Faculty"

These notable dissertations are available on ProQuest.