Are you a practicing professional in education? Are you dedicated to school reform and educational equity for all students? Do you hold or intend to assume a leadership role in P-20 schools (such as teacher leader, principal, director, or superintendent,) higher education or a community-based educational organization? This doctorate degree is designed to position you for success.
This Leadership for Educational Equity (EdD) program reflects a cohort model, with courses scheduled to be convenient for your busy life - courses will generally be offered in weekend, hybrid (part face-to-face, part online), online and/or summer intensive formats. Students applying to this program must be prepared to join and follow their cohort in taking the prescribed coursework and experiences for three consecutive years. Core curriculum covers equity in urban and diverse communities, leadership and learning, and inquiry.
As a student in the program, you will be exposed to real-world problem-solving in schools, districts, colleges or community based educational contexts; context-specific best practices; interdisciplinary connections; public policy work; and innovative, applied inquiry. You will move through the program with a cohort of twenty students and an outstanding group of faculty, cultivating an environment of intellectual dialogue and of academic and professional growth. Students applying to this program should be aware of time expectations. Generally, a student should expect at least 15 hours per week outside of class time.
For the culminating portion of the program, you will participate in an internship and dissertation proposal course work, prior to completing your dissertation. Overall, you should be able to complete the degree in 3 years.
To complete the doctoral program, you will need regular access to a computer with a high-speed Internet connection, either at home or a convenient work location. Faculty, staff and students are required to use email as one form of communication, and web-based applications are used to complete work in many courses.
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