Educational Leadership for Teaching and Learning / Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
60 credit hour Ed.D. program
The Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Lewis University is unique and distinctive because it explores critical educational issues related to the changing conditions youth now face and the degree to which they have been put at risk by social policy, institutional mismanagement and shifting cultural attitudes. This knowledge and discourse about youth out of ethical necessity suggests educators and leaders must be prepared to address these pressing social and political issues in their neighborhood, school, community and society. The Lewis University Educational Leadership Doctoral Program explicitly focuses on this crisis in education and leadership and is committed to preparing critical transformative leaders who understand the complexity of the current context and who accept the challenge of creating alternative possibilities in order to educate students to live in a multicultural world, to face the challenge of reconciling difference and community and to address what it means to have a voice in shaping one’s future.
- Students understand and address the most pressing educational, social and political issues of their neighborhood, community and society.
- Students critique education in the context of globalization, post capitalism and neoliberalism.
- Students understand the pedagogical process as a means of building critical capacity and liberation.
- Students complete a theoretically sound dissertation with a social justice perspective.
Candidates seeking a doctoral degree must fulfill the following requirements:
- Submit Graduate Record Examination scores (valid within last 5 years).
- Example of scholarly and academic work.
- Complete a personal interview.
See complete admission requirements in College of Education introduction.
For information regarding the Superintendent Endorsement, see the EdD Program Director.
The Ed.D. Cohort will begin its study in the fall semester. During that semester, one of the classes will be held one night/week for three hours. The other class will be held every other Saturday for six hours. Summer classes will be offered in an intensive two-week session.
EDLD 78500 (3) Course to be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours
Candidates enrolled in the doctoral program can earn a Superintendent Endorsement with three additional classes.