Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy (EdD)
Degree: Doctor of Education (EdD)
Career Path: Advancement in K-12 careers. An EdD is often required for assistant superintendent and superintendent positions in K-12.
Early Application Deadline: Feburary 24; Final Application Deadline: April 15
Start Semester: Fall
Campus: Lincoln Center, Westchester, or Online
The Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy (ELAP) Program is designed to prepare transformative leaders who are equity-minded problem solvers and designers of innovative solutions, using scholarly inquiry to improve schools, districts and communities for all children.The program is based on the recognition that leadership must be an intellectual, creative and moral practice. The program is designed around four core areas: educational leadership and organizational change; leading teaching and learning; engaging and transforming schools, districts and communities; and policy and advocacy. Three signature pedagogies are foundational to our coursework and guide the dissertation in practice: social justice and ethics, scholarly inquiry and research, and problem-solving and design. The program emphasizes improvement science as a primary approach to inquiry, problem solving and innovation for school improvement.
The goals of the doctoral program In Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy (EdD) are to prepare educational leaders who are:
- committed to social justice;
- models and champions of the highest educational standards for all children, plus the moral and ethical values essential to effective leadership in the modern world;
- effective users of research and improvement science to support their leadership efforts and the success of the organizations, communities, families, and children that they serve, particularly those who experience the most challenges;
- problem solvers capable of identifying, investigating and addressing significant educational challenges and pursuing opportunities to improve schools and student learning;
- solution designers who recognize, understand, and can respond effectively to changes in the people and communities their schools serve by developing and supporting innovative solutions;
- change agents who engage with and support the transformation of schools, districts and communities on behalf of student learning;
- policy advocates capable of understanding, responding to, and influencing policy to better serve all children.
Applicants must meet the general requirements for admission to doctoral study in the Graduate School of Education and these program-specific requirements:
- A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major of concentration in an appropriate related area, earning a minimum GPA of 3.5 or better;
- Three years of appropriate professional experience;
- Evidence of leadership potential, seriousness of purpose and effective communication skills;
- A satisfactory command of oral and written English;
- Two references; and
- A satisfactory score on the the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with test scores less than five years old.