Graduate Studies

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership Degree Program at Neumann University provides educators with the vision, skills, and values that are needed to continually improve American education. Candidates for the Doctor of Education degree are prepared to link knowledge and research; address school-based and educationally oriented problems through application of theory; and develop a vision for public and/or religious based education as well as the network to implement that vision. Guided by the foundational principles of the Catholic Franciscan Intellectual Tradition, this degree program also offers curricular options for a student to obtain a Pre K-12 Administrative I Certification and/or a Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility Certification in accordance with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Education standards.


Program Outcomes

A successful graduate of Neumann University's Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership Degree Program is able to:


Assume positions of leadership in schools and educational agencies

Demonstrate instructional leadership, grounded in research, which provides purpose and direction for student achievement

Exhibit organizational and leadership skills to design and implement school plans of action

Assess the needs and accomplishments of students, faculty and staff

Direct curriculum development and evaluation

Conduct and have scholarly research published

Articulate the principles of the Catholic Franciscan Intellectual Tradition

Who enrolls?
The program is open to educators in public, private, and religious-based schools. It includes a four-year course of study and a dissertation.


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