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.
The Leadership for Educational Equity (EdD) program reflects a blended model, with courses scheduled to be convenient for your busy life. Courses are offered in weekday, weekend, hybrid (part face-to-face, part online), online and/or summer intensive formats.
Three and Five Year Tracks
We have two different tracks for this program: a three-year and a five-year track.
The cohort model is designed to be completed in three years, with two courses every semester including summer. Students who choose this path will follow a steady cohort in taking the prescribed coursework and experiences. The cohort model is designed to create a social network among candidates and facilitate the connection between theory and practice across a variety of professional contexts. If for any reason a student must leave an assigned cohort, we will integrate that individual into a subsequent cohort group.
The five-year track is for individuals who wish to have more time to complete the degree in order to balance work and family commitments. Students taking this path will take courses year-round, inlcuding during the summer. These students will follow what we call an "open cohort" model. This means that they will study with a more fluid group of students on the path to graduation.
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.
For the culminating portion of the program, you will complete a dissertation in practice.
Courses are offered in weekday, weekend, face-to-face, hybrid (part face-to-face, part online), online and/or summer intensive formats.
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