Marsha Phelps, Ed.D.
Senior Core Faculty,
Department of Leadership and Administration
Dr. Marsha Phelps has extensive experience in urban education, as well as industry experience in marketing and finance. Blending her industry and educational experiences, Dr. Phelps served as Vice President of Academic Affairs for a city college of Chicago and as full-time consultant and coordinator for the Illinois State Board of Education where she has trained teachers to prepare curriculum for 21st century secondary career programs.
Dr. Phelps is a certified, experienced teacher and has taught students of all ages. She possesses endorsements in secondary English, cooperative education, business, marketing, and entrepreneurship. In spite of her various experiences teaching adults, she has learned more from her fifth-graders than from all of her other institutions combined!
Bachelor's in Bachelor of Science in Education
Chicago Teachers College
Doctorate in Adult Continuing Education--Educational Leadership
Northern Illinois University
Master's in Finance and Marketing
University of Chicago
- Career transition programs
- Workforce development
Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Doctor of Education
This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of a wide range of curriculum development and instructional methods that can improve teaching and learning in diverse educational settings.
Ed.D. in Instructional Technology Doctor of Education
This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of methods of instructional technology for a wide range of educational settings. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.
Ed.D. in Leadership Doctor of Education
The Doctor of Education in Leadership program is designed to help you advance your leadership and research skills within your chosen discipline, whatever that may be. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education
Designed to help you become a school principal, the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program will teach you to effectively lead, run, and manage a PreK-12 school.
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership for Graduates of the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education
M.Ed. in Higher Education Master of Education
Designed for individuals who wish to advance their skills or career in higher education, this program focuses on the ever-changing global, economic, and technological environments that impact the field of higher education.
M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership Master of Education
This degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to help other teachers reach their full potential. You’ll learn to interpret research on leadership models, teacher evaluation, and motivation, and use it to develop professional learning opportunities that promote continuous improvement
Certificate in Adult Education and Corporate Training Certificate
This certificate is designed to help you utilize teaching skills in an environment that requires professional development, team building, or training to improve personal, collaborative skills in adults. Theories of interaction are taught through experiential activities that you can apply to training opportunities.
Certificate in Higher Education Certificate
This program is designed for students wishing to learn more about the key areas of higher education. Students will learn about relevant higher education topics that will allow them to advance their knowledge and career in higher education.
Certificate in Teacher Leadership Certificate
Developed to enhance professional skills, this program provides an opportunity for teachers to learn how to support other teachers through learning how to help them reach their potential in teaching.