Global forces, emerging technologies, and federal mandates are just a few of the challenges that are transforming education entities into increasingly complex organizations that require exceptional leadership.
Drexel University's Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management, offered online and in a blended format in select locations, stands alone as a rigorous, accelerated part-time doctoral program that produces leaders with the skills and knowledge to create educational reform.
The Ed.D. offers an elite professional practitioner's degree in a blended delivery format that combines on-campus classes and transcontinental, online education. Cohorts of 20 students study together through executive-style weekend classes and online coursework at Drexel's five locations in Philadelphia, Pa., Harrisburg, Pa., Pottstown, Pa., Blue Bell, Pa., and at Drexel University Sacramento. Through collaborative discourse, action research, and the latest learning technologies, students acquire a facility in finance, leadership, management, creativity, and strategic thinking within the context of their individual education entity, university, and state.
The Ed.D. is a singular program based on the Drexel philosophy that theory springs from practice. Students are encouraged to challenge their own thinking within a group and venture beyond problem solving to a unique model of individual leadership that will become a lifelong pattern of professional communication and growth.
Students may choose from the following concentrations:
Upon completion of their studies, Ed.D. graduates possess the following leadership skills:
Within the comparative field of part-time doctorate study, Drexel's Ed.D. offers an unrivalled path to career advancement. It is ideal for principals, school superintendents, K-12 and higher education administrators, and directors as well as community-based, educational organizers who have already completed a master's degree and seek an academic credential from one of the nation's leading providers of education.
*The specialized coursework in Educational Administration can fulfill the requirements for Pennsylvania Superintendent Letter of Eligibility.
The Ed.D. in Educational Management and Leadership will soon be offered online for fall 2013. To apply, go to Drexel Online.