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Doctor of Education program prepares graduates for leadership positions in area school districts

Posted by on July 28, 2015

Scott Rowe, EdD '16

Huntley High School Principal Scott Rowe, EdD ’16

Mike Moan, EdD ’14, had an impressive career working as a social studies teacher and holding a variety of administrative positions before he started the Doctor of Education program at AU. Moan began his role as superintendent of Woodstock Community Unit School District 200 in July 2014, shortly after completing his doctoral degree.

“The AU program provided great insight from outstanding educators. Current superintendents became mentors and offered valuable experience to prepare me in a practical way,” said Moan. “It was a rigorous program, but working with people who challenged and supported me was a great experience.”

In the Doctor of Education program at Aurora University, expert faculty, with a wealth of experience, are committed to teaching the most relevant and current curriculum. The Aurora campus and Woodstock Center offer three strands within the degree program: Leadership in Educational Administration, Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction, and Leadership in Adult and Higher Education. Students come from school districts, universities, organizations and corporations across northern Illinois, and work alongside like-minded peers to share experiences, challenges and success stories.

“The diversity of my classmates may be my favorite component of the program,” said Huntley High School Principal Scott Rowe, EdD ’17. “I have made great connections that I think will serve us all very well as we progress in our careers. Their experiences are giving me perspective to education in our area I would not get working in my current district.”

To learn more about the Doctor of Education program on the Aurora campus, visit To learn more about the Doctor of Education program at AU Woodstock Center, visit