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Why an EdD in Leadership?

Are you dedicated to social justice and helping underserved communities? The Doctorate in Educational Leadership program at the Kalmanovitz School of Education will hone your capacity for enlightened leadership through dynamic coursework and applied action research. Our 60-unit program is challenging and highly rewarding. You will learn how to engage with others to articulate a shared vision for the common good, and then create a system to achieve that vision.

Every industry needs people with the ability to lead — whether it’s leading a team, leading a business, leading a class, or leading innovation. Leadership doesn’t fade. A degree in leadership makes you more marketable and qualified to advance your career. Our EdD graduates walk and talk with confidence. With a doctoral degree they find new doors opening.

Program Highlights

  • Supportive and inclusive cohort-based learning community
  • 60 units of coursework can be completed in four years
  • Classes held on 18 weekends per year (Friday evening and Saturday)
  • Opportunity to work with a school, agency, or nonprofit group to develop a research project that meets the needs of the organization, while learning important research skills
  • Guaranteed availability for every course, every term
  • Flexible online learning that accommodates your schedule
  • Attentive and encouraging professors
  • Content that challenges, engages, and inspires
  • Financial aid is available

Post-Graduation Success

Most learners in the Doctorate in Educational Leadership Program already enjoy careers in their chosen professions. Our students come to us with big ideas and leave with bigger ones. They talk about being drawn to the program because of its vision and values and its supportive faculty and staff.

Our graduates are working as:

  • Educators at K-12 schools, both public and private
  • Community college instructors and counselors
  • Student services staff in four-year colleges
  • Trainers in the public sector and corporate settings
  • Community organizers and advocates for social justice

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