Ed.D. Curriculum

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Completion of 51 credits is required for the Ed.D., including 13 three-credit classes (39 credits total) and 12 dissertation credits

Summer I
On-Campus July Residency

  • Strategic Management, Organization & Moral Leadership Behavior in a Culture of Learning
  • Action Research for Educators: Assessing needs, documenting the steps of inquiry, analyzing data, and making informed decisions that can lead to desired outcomes

Fall I

  • Educational Change, Systematic Reform, Exercising the Politics of Change, Reform, Politics
  • Educational Leadership & Educational Reform Instructional Leadership

Spring I

  • Community Building & Sustaining Community Partnerships
  • Valuing Diversity: Developing & Fostering a Community of Learners Valuing Diversity

Summer II
On-Campus July Residency

  • Research Proposal Development
  • Generating, Using and Assessing Data Accountability & Student Assessment

Fall II

  • Finance, Fundraising and Fiscal Management
  • Curriculum Leadership: Transforming Teachers/Developing Teacher Talent

Spring II

  • Innovation and the Use of Technology
  • Dissertation of Practice I

Summer III

  • Law & Policy
  • Leading Programs: Diverse Learners & At-Risk Students

Fall III

  • Dissertation of Practice II


  • Dissertation of Practice III

Spring III

  • Dissertation of Practice IV

For questions about the Doctor in Educational Leadership program, please contact:

Headshot of Leonard Goduto
Ed.D. Program Director; Associate Professor
Bierenbaum Fisher Hall 202K

Academic Background

Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Columbia University
Ed.,M., Administration/Supervision, Rutgers University
B.A., Psychology, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Jamie Mitchell
Director of Graduate and Continuing Studies Admission
Ciambelli Hall