Ed.D. in leadership
The Ed.D. in leadership is a 48-hour, 36-month program which centers on action-oriented andragogy and curriculum, includes the application of theory and research, and focuses on addressing practitioners’ problems of practice, culminating in a collaborative group Capstone study the final year in the program.
The Department of Educational Leadership is a member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) which ascribes to six critical guiding principles for Ed.D. Programs.
Students will have the opportunity to choose whether they want to take the Ed.D. program face-to-face or online.
Face-to-face: The face-to-face program is held on the Monroe Park Campus in vibrant downtown Richmond, Virginia. Classes will usually meet one evening every week and five Saturdays a semester.
Online: The online program is administered using BlackBoard Learning Management Software and requires yearly face-to-face summer residencies that are two designated days in May, including a Friday evening and full Saturday. Summer residency dates for 2018 will be May 18-19, 2018.
The Ed.D. program offers opportunities for students to participate in Learning Communities* in the following areas:
- General Leadership
- Higher Education Leadership
- Special Education Leadership
When applying to the Ed.D. program, students should designate their chosen Learning Community on the Ed.D. application checklist.
*Be advised that a minimum number of students is required to administer a Learning Community.
The Ed.D. in leadership requires a minimum of 48 total graduate credit hours. Please keep in mind, however, that the exact course requirements may vary depending on when students matriculated into the program.
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Jenna Lenhardt, Ph.D.
Whitney S. Newcomb, Ph.D.
Professor and interim department chair