2023-2024 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    Jun 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog

Educational Leadership, EdD

Location(s): Online

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(60 credits)

Program Description

The Online Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership Program at New England College was developed for educational professionals to take on leadership roles while managing multiple responsibilities at work and home. Built on four “anchor” courses and eight core research courses, this equity leadership-centered curriculum prepares PK-20 leaders to address issues that have not yet arisen. The 3-year, accelerated, cohort-based program empowers students to begin considering their dissertation research in the very first course and is scaffolded throughout program coursework. Accessible faculty who are scholar-practitioners with significant professional experience guide students in examining, analyzing, and problem-solving issues impacting education today…and tomorrow.  

If you are a curious, equity-minded professional seeking to lead and facilitate systemic change in educational organizations, this program is for you! 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Articulate a personal philosophy of professional practice and a vision for educational organizations which is responsive to societal challenges of complexity, diversity, and social justice 
  • Identify and address critical and contemporary issues in educational policy and practice 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of administrative, leadership, and management practices and structures found in diverse institutions of education  
  • Incorporate knowledge, theory, and research to improve professional practice. 
  • Use data to inform evidence-based decision-making regarding educational issues, enhance professional practice, and promote organizational change and reform 
  • Demonstrate skills to work effectively with others, be advocates for members of the learning community, and lead organizational change and reform 
  • Demonstrate information and research literacy incorporating of a broad range of education resources and scholarship 
  • Design and conduct independent and collaborative research  
  • Demonstrate effective and inclusive written and oral communication skills 
  • Create strategies and interventions to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in educational organizations. 
  • Identify and address ethical issues in educational organizations while acting ethically

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