Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership

Doctorate of Education

Prepare to work with students, families, and communities through an innovative, social justice educational leadership program.

The Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership, in the Educational Leadership & Policy  (EDLP) unit, is designed to advance knowledge and address enduring and future problems in education by:

  • Exploring issues of social justice for educational equity and opportunity,
  • Engaging in research situated in socio-cultural, economic, and political contexts,
  • Addressing the significance of changing and challenging educational contexts.

Students in our Ed.D. program will gain the leadership skills and research background to challenge unjust systems and promote continuous educational improvement in their organizations. Students continue to work as full-time practitioners while they study and apply new knowledge to their day-to-day practice. Our program is centered around the Dissertation in Practice, in which students work to address persistent challenges within their current educational organizations.

Our Ed.D. program is a member of the prestigious Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate (CPED), the nation’s leading organization focused on the Doctorate of Education.

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Career Level:
Doctorate of Education
Start Options:
  • May