Clark, Dr. Henry T.
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Shakeshaft, Dr. Charol
Educational Leadership Program Department Chair, School of Education
Leadership, Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
At least three years of leadership experience in field of work, a professional vita/resume and artifacts as evidence of leadership required. Applicants must meet GPA and other general admission requirements of the Graduate School.
Detailed information about deadlines and the contents of the application packet is available on the Department of Educational Leadership’s Ed.D. in Leadership web page.
The purpose of the Ed.D. in Leadership is to provide leaders with authentic experiences, appropriate knowledge and skills, and opportunities for reflection that will enable them to succeed in organizational leadership positions. Three analytic lenses — equity, accountability and learning environments — will guide learning activities and enable students from varying backgrounds to consider learning through common perspectives.
Students will examine cases built around enduring questions in the field and examine these questions through three lenses: learning, equity and accountability. Questions will be explored through contrasting evidence from economic, systems, legal, human relations and political data and perspectives. The program content and assessments will correlate to common curriculum elements across perspectives.
The Ed.D. in Leadership is a 48-hour, 36-month program. Based upon principles of adult learning, the program has the following features: