Ed. D. in Educational Leadership
The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed. D.) program focuses on developing leaders who are capable of reflective decision making, working collaboratively, initiating or responding to innovative change, and who have management and administrative ability. By integrating academic instruction with opportunities to apply leadership theory to actual workplace problems, the program helps students to:
- Understand the relationship between theory and practice
- Understand the context in which schools, colleges, and other institutions operate
- Apply theory and contextual knowledge to educational problem solving
- Develop analytical and communication skills required for successful leadership
- Foster and sustain excellence
Students may choose from one of the following areas:
The program is divided into three phases. Each phase includes coursework and ends with a Benchmark review. Students must successfully complete all of the coursework and pass the Benchmark in order to move into the next phase and continue in the Program.
Students may choose from one of the following tracks/initiative:
This track is for those educators who are looking to gain advanced knowledge in the field with a special focus on developing the leadership skills and dispositions necessary to enact lasting and meaningful change within the preschool through secondary school levels.
This track is for educators who are looking to gain advanced knowledge in the field of higher education with a special focus on administration and leadership at the post-secondary/four-year college level.
This special cohort is designed for those working in the community college sector and who are looking to gain advanced knowledge in the field with a special focus on community college.
This track is for those educators who are looking to gain advanced knowledge in the field with a special focus on educating nurses.
Mode of Delivery
Depending on which track or initiative, the Ed. D. in Educational Leadership at Rowan University is available:
Includes courses where 100% of class meetings take place online (three in person residency meetings required)
A portion of class meetings for a specific course takes place online and a portion of class meetings for the same course takes place face-to-face; or
Includes courses where 100% of class meetings take place online as well as courses where 100% of class meetings take place face-to-face
The rigor for this doctorate was intense, the amount of research requirements helped me to become a stronger writer and speaker, and the cohort portion allowed me to grow from others with different perspectives
Danielle Jubanyik Camden County, NJ
INFO SESSION OR EVENT
Rowan University hosts a series of on campus and virtual events throughout the year to help you get to know us. From general information sessions, to program specific meetings with advisors, to webinars on timely and thought-provoking topics, these gatherings provide an excellent opportunity to ask questions, network with academics and future students, and learn from some of the most innovative and informed faculty in higher education today.