Graduate Studies

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

The doctor of education in educational leadership (Ed.D.) is designed to provide educators and administrators with the capacity to conduct and use research to address educational issues at all levels. Those who earn the Ed.D. and complete an internship will be prepared for Pennsylvania Department of Education certification in principalship. The degree, an internship, and one additional course will prepare students for a superintendent's letter of eligibility.

Upon completion of their studies, Ed.D. graduates possess the following leadership skills: 

  • Demonstrate the leadership to implement school-based action plans

  • Assess the needs and accomplishments of students and faculty

  • Participate in curriculum development and evaluation


Students attend this program in a cohort model through multiple learning methods which include face-to-face, hybrid and action learning. Through cohort models, students gain a depth and richness which translates back to his or her classroom, school district and even helps on grow personally.

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


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