Prepare for a career in senior administrative positions in public or private institutions of higher education, administrative positions in state or federal agencies, or teaching roles in higher education.

Voluntary Internships

Internships give you opportunities to get hands-on experience, refine your understanding of your coursework and make professional contacts who can assist your future career development. Internships are voluntary experiences that take place outside of the program curriculum: students do not receive credit for internships. 

Career Services

The College of Education offers a range of career development services to its students. You can also visit the university Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

You’ll also have access to


Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Higher Education EdD may include the following examples.


Median Salary*

Adult Basic & Secondary Education & Literacy Teachers & Instructors


Education Administrators, Postsecondary


Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten & Elementary School


Special Education Teachers, Middle School


Special Education Teachers, Preschool


Special Education Teachers, Secondary School


* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).