Meet the needs of rural students, school districts and communities with the University of West Alabama’s online Doctor of Education in Rural Education (Ed.D). As the first of its kind in the nation, this innovative and forward-thinking program focuses on critical issues, learning strategies and solutions for positive development in rural education and communities. The curriculum was designed to incorporate the expertise of partnership schools, expert superintendents and community leaders so you can be sure you’re getting the advanced education you need to succeed in your career.
Because it is delivered in a flexible online format, you can learn from expert faculty without sacrificing time in your classroom. You’ll also explore the research and tools that drive instructional decisions and create a dissertation based on rural education needs. This program features four concentration tracks so that you can specialize your education to fit your specific career goals.
Earn up to $50 off per credit hour with the Teacher Connect scholarship at UWA. Apply your scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate online education degree. You must work in a school system participating in Teacher Connect and maintain other eligibility requirements. Increase your marketability and reach your career goals with the Teacher Connect scholarship. It is designed for teachers and aspiring teachers wishing to save on their education and build their skills and knowledge.
Many instructors in this program use open educational resources (OER) in place of traditional textbooks. This means digital, openly licensed content is available free of charge to students. The University of West Alabama’s use of OER gives students the opportunity to experience a unique learning environment.
When we use OER for this program, you will see a significant savings on textbook costs. The OER library and network allow you to access learning materials free of charge without the high price of traditional textbooks. By going textbook-free, your education is both accessible and affordable.
With OER available through UWA’s online rural education program, you’ll have access to the course materials you need anytime, anywhere. Through multiple formats, interactive content and a variety of resources at your fingertips, you’ll have study tools whenever you need them.
Earn an online degree on your schedule with personal support from application to graduation
Join the 80 percent of UWA students who receive some type of financial aid
Benefit from UWA’s generous credit transfer policy.
Learn from scholars and practitioners to build the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.
UWA is located in the heart of Livingston on the western border of the state. As one of the oldest and most prestigious colleges in Alabama, we’ve been helping students pursue their dreams and goals since 1835. Join more than 3,000 online learners and take advantage of our tradition of excellence with our flexible online programs.