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College of Education
Nurturing future educators and shaping the leaders of tomorrow at the College of Education.

Bachelor of Education

The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed, BS) program objective is to prepare highly qualified teachers with the knowledge, disposition, and skills that support standards-based education, student-centered teaching and learning, and an orientation to social education. The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed, BS) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, SU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of Education (B.Ed, BS) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor.

It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of SU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Master of Education

The Master of Education (M.Ed, MS) program objective is to help students develop the individual skills necessary for solving educational problems, whether in teaching, supervision, or administration, while keeping such solutions in balance with institutional, community, or school system needs and expectations.

After evaluating both academic record and life experience, SU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials.

Instead, the Master of Education (M.Ed, MS) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of SU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Doctor of Education

Aimed at highly capable and motivated education professionals, our doctoral program will put you at the forefront of your area of practice and transform your career development prospects.

Our Doctor of Education (EdD) has a broad appeal: you don’t have to be a teacher, tutor, or lecturer to benefit. The program is relevant to professionals engaged in learning, teaching, coaching, development, education policy, and administration in a vast range of occupations and settings.

Our students work in education establishments, health and social care, commercial management and training, organizational development and improvement, business, and the voluntary sector.

This is an intellectually challenging program that stimulates your professional thinking. We will equip you to undertake a substantial, robust research project in the context of your own practice.

Directly relevant to your working role, your independent study enables you to create and interpret new professional knowledge, support innovative approaches and improve quality. It yields significant benefits for your organization and your own potential for further career development.

Our students choose this program as a crucial part of their personal and professional development. You will gain impressive skills in research, analysis, critical and strategic thinking which will enhance your performance in your current role while paving the way to further career opportunities. The doctorate is often a stepping stone to more senior leadership roles.

You will also have the satisfaction of contributing to the body of professional knowledge in your specialist area, raising your profile and status.

PhD in Education

The PhD in Education program is a rigorous and comprehensive academic pursuit designed to prepare the next generation of educational leaders, researchers, and scholars. Our mission is to foster innovation, equity, and excellence in education through a blend of theory, research, and practice. The program emphasizes:

In-depth Exploration of Educational Theories and Practices: Students engage with fundamental and contemporary theories in education, pedagogy, curriculum development, educational psychology, and more.
Advanced Research Methodologies: The program equips students with the skills to design and conduct original research, contributing to the body of knowledge in education and informing policy and practice.
Leadership and Advocacy in Education: Students are prepared to take on leadership roles in educational institutions, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and beyond. They are trained to advocate for educational equity, inclusion, and social justice.
Global Perspectives and Cultural Competence: The curriculum fosters an understanding of global educational trends, multicultural education, and the diverse needs of learners in various contexts.
Small class sizes and close collaboration with distinguished faculty ensure personalized mentorship and guidance throughout the doctoral journey. Students have opportunities to engage in collaborative research, present at conferences, publish in scholarly journals, and participate in community outreach and service.

Unique to our PhD in Education program, all doctoral candidates have the opportunity to participate in the Educational Leadership Symposium or similar platforms. These experiences provide valuable networking, collaboration, and presentation opportunities, often leading to recognition and partnerships within the educational community.

The PhD in Education at SU is more than a degree; it’s a commitment to transforming education at all levels. Our graduates are positioned to become thought leaders, policy influencers, innovative researchers, and compassionate educators. They are equipped to make meaningful contributions to education, shaping the future of learning and creating lasting impacts on the lives of learners and communities around the world.