Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy (Ed.D.)
Degree: Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Career Path: Advancement in K-12 educational leadership careers. An Ed.D. is often required for assistant superintendent and superintendent positions.
Early Application Deadline: February 22
Final Application Deadline: May 15
Start Semester: Fall
Campus: Lincoln Center, Westchester, or Online
The Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy (ELAP) 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.
- committed to social justice models and are champions of the highest educational standards for all children, and of essential moral and ethical values;
- scholar-practitioners and effective users of research and improvement science to support their leadership efforts and the success of those that they serve;
- problem solvers capable of addressing significant educational challenges and pursuing opportunities to improve schools and student learning;
- solution designers who can respond effectively to changes in the people and communities their schools serve by developing 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.
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.
Applicants must meet the general requirements for admission to doctoral study in the Graduate School of Education and the admissions requirements below.
Margaret Terry Orr, Ph.D.