The Ed.D. in leadership is a 48-hour, 36-month program which centers on action-oriented andragogy and curriculum, includes the application of theory and research, and focuses on addressing practitioners’ problems of practice, culminating in a collaborative group Capstone study the final year in the program.
The Department of Educational Leadership is a member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) which ascribes to six critical guiding principles for Ed.D. Programs.
The EdD online program offers engaging and collaborative learning designed to accommodate the lives of our students, who are working professionals leading in a variety of organizations. We do this via a choice of in-person learning or online learning comprised of interactive lessons students can complete within dedicated timeframes and synchronous discussions via online conferencing platforms.
To build relationships and support for success in the program, all EdD students attend three face-to-face, on campus Saturday sessions in their first summer and two face-to-face on campus Saturday sessions in the 2nd summer.
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