Education News Releases University

GRU to offer doctoral degree in education

The College of Education at Georgia Regents University will offer a 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


About the author

Danielle Harris

Danielle Harris is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-7511 or