Educational Leadership and Management
Major: Educational Leadership and Management
Degree Awarded: Doctor of Education (EdD)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 60.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 13-0401
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9033
About the Program
The Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Management program is designed to prepare future leaders with the necessary skills and experience for senior administration and management positions.
Students can specialize in Educational Administration (Superintendent Certification), Higher Education, Educational Policy, Human Resource Development, Special Education Leadership, Athletic Administration or Creativity & Innovation. Regardless of chosen concentration, the program focuses equally on the understanding and critical analysis of both practice and theory.
The mission of the EdD program in Educational Leadership and Management is to prepare graduates with the foremost education and business skills related to administration, management, finance, and strategic planning to successfully lead public school districts, universities and colleges, national foundations and organizations, corporations, and government agencies. The EdD program will prepare graduates for leadership roles in improving educational practice and applying management skills to the field of education.
About the Curriculum
The EdD program incorporates an interdisciplinary approach into the curriculum through the collaborative partnerships. The EdD program integrates education and business practices, skills, knowledge and theory into the curriculum, courses and instructional strategies. Students engaged in best practices, current research, and innovations in technology for enhanced instruction.
Recognizing that all practice has a theoretical dimension and all theory springs from questions identified through practice, the students in the EdD program will critically examine their own practices and the practices of their colleagues from a variety of theoretical perspectives.
The program is offered through a blended delivery system combining both on-campus classes and online education. All on-campus courses have an online component. The other option is a fully online program.
For additional information about this program, visit the School of Education's Graduate web site.
Application Requirements for New Applicants
For details regarding the items below please review the Admission Application Checklist.
- Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended verifying completion of a master's degree (with 3.5 GPA or better) in education or an appropriate field and undergraduate degree in an appropriate major
- Résumé indicating at least 3 years of work experience relevant to applicant's professional goals
- Three letters of recommendation: Use the Electronic Letter of Recommendation form to submit recommendation letters
- Essay: Discuss professional goals and aspirations, including how current skills, along with advanced study of educational leadership, will be of support in the attainment of those goals.
- Writing sample: Submit a 5- to 30-page writing sample that demonstrates writing abilities and potential success in the program. Examples include, but are not limited to, a journal article, a paper written for a class, or a manual or technical report.
- Interview: at the discretion of the application review team.
Supplemental Application Materials for New Applicants
To make your application more competitive, applicants are encouraged to submit two (2) or more of the following items:
- Detailed statement describing sustained Leadership Activities
- Detailed statement describing significant Creative Activities/Products
- Detailed statement describing significant Research Activities/Publications
- GRE or MAT scores
Additional information about how to apply is available on the Graduate Admissions at Drexel University website.
Students in the EdD program are required to complete core courses including education courses and MBA courses. Students complete courses within their areas of specialization prior to completing required research courses. At that point, students begin the dissertation phase of the EdD program.
EdD Candidacy Requirements
In summary, the sequence of events leading to the EdD candidacy include the following:
- All courses must be passed with a grade of B or better.
- In the fifth quarter, the comprehensive exam must be passed.
- In the ninth quarter, the dissertation proposal must be approved by committee (proposal hearings; filing of the D4 and 4A forms upon approval. At this point students have completed 54.0 of the 60.0 credits required in the program.)
- In terms 10-12, students register for Dissertation. As per the current policy, students pay one credit of tuition but register for multiple credits. A minimum of two credits are needed in the twelfth quarter to accrue the needed 60.0 credits.
|EDUC 800||Educational Leadership & Change||3.0|
|EDUC 801||Creative Strategies For Educational Leaders||3.0|
|EDUC 802||Using and Integrating Learning Technologies||3.0|
|EDUC 804||Program Evaluation in Organizations||3.0|
|EDUC 837||Advanced Qualitative Methods and Data Analysis||3.0|
|EDUC 845||Transformative Leadership: Finding One's Source||3.0|
|Concentration Course Options (See Below)||15.0-16.0|
|EDUC 803||Educational Research Design I||3.0|
|EDUC 810||Educational Research Design II||3.0|
|EDUC 815||Writing for Research, Publication and Funding in Education||3.0|
|EDUC 818||Applied Research Study||3.0|
|EDUC 835||Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analysis||4.0|
|EDUC 836||Qualitative Research Methods and Data Analysis||4.0|
|EDUC 881||Doctoral Seminar (EdD)||1.5|
|EdD Candidacy Courses|
|EDUC 998||PhD Dissertation||6.0|
Concentration Course Options
Students and their advisors craft a program concentration that is most appropriate for their needs and background. Concentration availability may depend on campus location as well as other factors. Students should work closely with their advisors at the School of Education.
There are two sets of concentration courses for Higher Education depending on whether or not students are already entering the program with a background in higher education.
|Higher Education *|
|EDGI 506||Comparative Higher Education Systems||3.0|
|EDHE 500||Foundations of Higher Education||3.0|
|EDHE 510||Governance, Management & Administration in Higher Education||3.0|
|EDHE 530||Higher Education Law||3.0|
|EDHE 669||Diversity in Higher Education||3.0|
For students entering the program without previous formal study in Higher Education.
|Higher Education Concentration (alternative) **|
|EDAE 601||Foundations of Adult Education||3.0|
|EDHE 634||Proposal Writing & Sponsored Project Management||3.0|
|EDHE 640||Foundations of Institutional Research||3.0|
|EDHE 646||Survey Tools, Statistical Software & Effective Reporting||3.0|
|EDHE 664||Strategies for Educational Success||3.0|
For students entering the program with a strong background in Higher Education who are looking for an extension of their previous studies.
|Educational Administration (Pennsylvania Superintendent Certification) †|
|EDEX 712||Instructional & Curriculum Leadership in Special Education||3.0|
|EDUC 817||Curriculum Models||3.0|
|EDUC 820||School Superintendency||3.0|
|EDUC 824||Parents and Schools||3.0|
|EDUC 827||School Superintendent's Internship: Curriculum Models||1.0|
|EDUC 828||School Superintendent's Internship: Parents and Schools||1.0|
|EDUC 829||School Superintendent's Internship III||1.0|
|EDUC 830||School Superintendent's Internship IV||1.0|
For students with the background and interest in seeking PA School Superintendent Certification
|Athletic Administration Concentration|
|SMT 601||Sports Industry Management||3.0|
|SMT 602||Sport Law & Risk Management||3.0|
|SMT 606||Contemporary Issues in Sport||3.0|
|SMT 612||Development & Fundraising Strategies in Sport||3.0|
|SMT 635||Sport Facilities & Event Management||3.0|
|Human Resource Development Concentration|
|EHRD 500||Foundations of Human Resources Development ††||3.0|
|EHRD 601||Leading and Evaluating Change||3.0|
|EHRD 602||Coaching and Mentoring for Sustainable Learning||3.0|
|EHRD 604||Development of Human Resources||3.0|
|EHRD 606||Human and Organizational Performance||3.0|
A 3.0 credit substitute course will be identified to replace EHRD 500 for students who have already earned a master's degree in Human Resource Development.
|Educational Policy Concentration|
|EDPO 620||Education Policy: Concepts, Issues, and Applications||3.0|
|EDPO 624||The Shaping of American Education Policy: Global Forces, Interest Groups, and Politics||3.0|
|EDPO 628||American Educational Policy and U.S. Competitiveness||3.0|
|EDPO 632||Ethics in Educational Policy Making||3.0|
|EDPO 636||Access & Equity in Educational Policy Making||3.0|
|Global and International Education Concentration|
|EDGI 500||Introduction to Global, International & Comparative Education||3.0|
|EDGI 504||History and Theory of Comparative Education||3.0|
|EDGI 510||Culture, Society & Education in Comparative Perspective||3.0|
|EDGI 512||Globalization and Educational Change||3.0|
|EDGI 514||Education and National Development||3.0|
|Learning Technologies Concentration|
|EDLT 532||Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience||3.0|
|EDLT 537||Technologies for Performance Support||3.0|
|EDLT 543||Play & Learning in a Participatory Culture||3.0|
|EDLT 550||Introduction to Instructional Design||3.0|
|ELL 501||The Purpose and Business of E-Learning||3.0|
|Creativity & Innovation Concentration|
|CRTV 501||Foundations in Creativity||3.0|
|CRTV 502||Tools and Techniques in Creativity||3.0|
|CRTV 503||Creativity in the Workplace||3.0|
|CRTV 620||Research Methods and Assessment of Creative and Innovative Thinking||3.0|
|CRTV 630||Global Perspectives on Creativity||3.0|