Administration and Supervision (EdD)
**Note new program title: Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy (ELAP) (name change pending)
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.
Application Deadline: April 15
Start Semester: Fall
Campus: Lincoln Center or Westchester
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, and of moral and ethical values essential to effective leadership in the modern world,
- who are scholarly-practitioners, 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,
- who are problem solvers, capable of identifying, investigating and addressing significant educational challenges and pursue opportunities to improve schools and student learning,
- who are 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,
- who are change agents, who engage with and support the transformation of schools, districts and communities on behalf of student learning, and
- who are policy advocates, capable of understanding, responding to, and influencing policy to better serve all children.