Careers: Adult and Higher Education (Ed.D.)

As an established, successful program that has been around for more than 25 years, Oregon State University's Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program in Adult and Higher Education prepares you for a rewarding career in a supervisory role within a growing field. Cohort members build professional relationships and connections that continue throughout their careers.

Community College Leadership (CCL)

Designed for those looking to assume leadership positions at a community college, our graduates have attained high-level positions, including:

  • Director
  • Dean
  • Vice president
  • President

Leadership in Higher Education (LHE)

This option is popular among those who aspire to conduct research, those who are looking to move up to an adjunct position – or other high-level position – and those who would like to supervise others in a four year college or university. Graduates are prepared to assume noteworthy positions, including:

  • Dean or vice president of student services
  • Directors/deans/vice presidents of multicultural affairs
  • Directors/deans/vice presidents of off-campus centers
  • Financial aid directors
  • Registrar

For information about job prospects for these career fields, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational HandbookOSU Career Services is also a great resource for student career opportunities.

This is not a teacher licensure program

In compliance with an agreement with the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission for participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), Oregon State University provides information regarding professional licensure through distance education. The courses and programs, delivered online by OSU Ecampus, are not formally approved for professional licensure outside of the state of Oregon.

To determine whether these courses or programs meet licensure requirements in your state, you must contact the appropriate licensing board(s). Visit our license disclosure webpage for each state's contact information.

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