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Educational Leadership

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Building the Next Generation of PK-12 Education Leaders

Earn your Education Doctorate in Education Leadership (Ed.D.) from the UMass Dartmouth School of Education program. The UMassD Ed.D. three-year hybrid program offers hands-on learning experiences, peer to peer collaboration opportunities and expert instruction. Develop into an exemplary school leader by building on your existing education knowledge, exploring organizational principles and maximizing the collective potential through cohort-based courses. The UMassD Ed.D. program can be completed in just three years and prepares for PK-12 district leadership roles. Equip yourself to excel in today's high intensity educational landscape.

Application for admission for the Fall 2024 cohort will open in the Summer 2024. Please contact the individuals listed below.

Program features:

  • Three-year program featuring 7-week courses
  • Hybrid Format with Online Instruction
  • Two in person Meetings Per Semester
  • Perfect for Emerging Leaders and Current Administrators

About the Program

Students in the Education Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) program at UMass Dartmouth meet the growing need for visionary leaders in today's complex educational landscape. Our hybrid program blends online instruction with in-person collaboration, allowing emerging leaders and current administrators to develop their skills while maintaining professional commitments. Students engage in rigorous coursework covering organizational behavior, transformative leadership, education law, and data analysis. They also complete a dissertation in practice, applying research methods to address real-world educational challenges. Throughout the program, students are encouraged to think critically, communicate effectively, and advocate for social justice and equity in education. With a focus on practical application and cohort-based learning, our Ed.D. program prepares graduates to excel in PK-12 district leadership roles, driving positive change in their schools and communities. Join us to become part of the next generation of exemplary school leaders, equipped to navigate the high-intensity educational environment of today and tomorrow.

Degree Requirements include (please refer to the Graduate College for official details):

  • Core courses
  • Research Design & Methods Courses
  • Specialization Courses
  • Residency Courses
  • Dissertation Planning and Execution Courses

Program Contacts

For more information, please contact:

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