Now, more than ever, strong leadership is needed to guide and transform schools. Our EdD in Educational Leadership empowers you to effect change in educational systems through the synthesis of theory, scholarship and practice.
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Why Study Educational Leadership at Wilkes?
Our low-residency program addresses the needs and challenges facing education professionals in contemporary society. We offer globally diverse perspectives on education and leadership. You'll study with students living all over the world, most often working in educational institutions. You'll collaborate with peers in person and online, forming a rich global network that extends beyond graduation. During the program, you'll attend three residencies of four days each and complete a dissertation.
What Will You Learn as an EdD Student?
- Explore principles of leadership, scholarship and practice to prepare you to effect change in educational and organizational systems.
- You'll study leadership theory, ethical leadership, diversity and inclusion, learning theory/cognition, curriculum/instructional leadership and how to lead strategic organizational transformation.
- The curriculum comprises 60 post-master's credits, including 9 credits of leadership core courses, 30 credits of content area courses, 12 credits of research courses and 9 credits of dissertation. If you take 12 to 18 credits a year, you can complete coursework in three to four years before beginning the dissertation process.