Educational Leadership

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership is intended to address the need for visionary educational leaders. Students in this cohort program are currently employed professionals seeking a terminal degree that combines theory, problem solving, and skill development to change and enhance the work of educational organizations. Course work focuses on the critical analysis of problems of practice and covers issues of policy, leadership, social justice and equity, organizational and adult learning, and research methods.

Doctor of Education Requirements

A part-time 41-credit cohort program divided into three distinct phases and culminates in a Capstone project that is empirical in nature and includes original research.

Required courses: EDLR 5202, 6050, 6052, 6054, 6055, 6092 (as Critical Reading of Literature and as Methods/Theory), 6312, 6314, 6465, 6466, 6467; GRAD 6950 for data collection and Capstone writing. A total of nine credits of GRAD 6950 is required by the Graduate School. The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership does not have a related area or foreign language requirement.

The program is offered by the Neag School of Education.