Ed.D./Ph.D. Educational Leadership

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caep-thumbnailThe Division of Education at Caldwell University is excited to announce the new doctoral program in educational leadership. This program is designed to meet the needs of practicing school leaders, current teachers, or candidates interested in organizational leadership.

This program can be completed in as little as 54 credits for the Ed.D. or 66 credits for the Ph.D. with transfer of appropriate Master’s degree.

Our vision is to prepare candidates with the tools to strategically plan, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate circumstances with informed models of decision-making. The Division of Business is collaborating with the Division of Education to share their expertise to fully prepare future leaders.

This unique program is designed to develop candidates into leaders, and to have the most current research and a blend of best leadership practices from across the United States. Students can choose from these concentrations:

  • K-12 Leadership
  • Special Education Leadership
  • Higher Education Leadership

This program supports the mission of Caldwell University and connects theory and practice in a problem-solving-based program. Emphasis on decision-making skills for educational leaders integrates the core doctoral course content with courses designed to prepare students to serve as school leaders. The state standards and regional and national hallmarks are substantiated in this comprehensive curriculum for school leaders.

Admissions RequirementsProgram DesignEd.D. Track CurriculumPh.D. Track Curriculum
  • An applicant must have completed a master’s degree from an accredited institution in education or a related field*, and have completed undergraduate prerequisites in the proposed areas of concentration with a 3.6 cumulative average.
  • Quality of previous academic work (transcripts required)
  • Acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller’s Analogies Test (MAT); the first cohort may complete these through the end of the first year
  • Three letters of reference
  • Copy of completed action research paper/thesis previously submitted in a graduate course or a copy of job imbedded professional writing
  • Resume
  • Personal interview with program coordinator

Admission to the graduate program does not imply admission to candidacy for an advanced-standing degree.

*The program is offered as a 90-credit Ed.D. or 102-credit Ph.D., with the opportunity to transfer 36 credits from an approved appropriately related Master’s program.

The Ed.D./Ph.D. Educational Leadership program is designed as a three-year accelerated executive program to meet the fl exible learning needs of busy working professionals. Each course will be offered in an eight-week segment that meets every third weekend on both Saturday and Sunday. Students will focus on two classes per semester.

All candidates should have career experience and licensure or certifi cations for their specifi c strands of concentration.

Experienced faculty who are practicing professionals, school leaders, and scholars in academia provide stimulus that will challenge students’ curiosity and intellectual growth. The small, family-like atmosphere in the cohort model is conducive to providing support and mentoring opportunities that will prepare students for future leadership opportunities.

General Core (24 credits)

  • ED 701 – Policy Analysis and School Reform (3)
  • ED/BU 702 – Leadership Skill Development (3)
  • ED 703 – Statistics for Educational Research and Decision-making (3)
  • ED/BU 704 – Organizational Change and Development Organization Theory and Design (3)
  • ED 705 – Global Societies and Leadership (3)
  • ED 706 – Testing, Measurement and Data Informed Decision-making (3)
  • ED/BU 707 – Coaching, Teams and Managerial Development Executive Development Seminar: Leadership, Successful Teams and Effective Coaching (3)
  • ED 708 – Ethical Leadership and School Leaders (3)

Concentrations (Choose One)

  • K-12 Leadership (15 credits)
    • ED 709 – Implications of Federal, State, and Local Economies and Politics on Education (3)
    • ED 710 – School Safety and Security for K-12 School Leaders (3)
    • ED 711 – Legal Perspectives and Labor Relations (3)
    • ED 714 – Public/Private Administration N-12 (3)
    • ED 716 – Technology Based Learning and Management Systems (3)
  • Special Education Leadership (15 credits)
    • ED 709 – Implications of Federal, State, and Local Economies and Politics on Education (3)
    • ED 712 – Managing Conflict and Navigating Legal Problem (3)
    • ED 713 – Supervising Special Education Personnel and Working Effectively with School Administration (3)
    • ED 715 – Managing Special Education Programs and Creating Partnerships & Adapting General Education Initiatives (3)
    • ED 716 – Technology Based Learning and Management Systems (3)
  • Higher Education Leadership (15 credits)
    • ED 709 – Implications of Federal, State, and Local Economies and Politics on Education (3)
    • ED 716 – Technology Based Learning and Management Systems (3)
    • ED 717 – Organization and Governance & Finance in Higher Education (3)
    • ED 718 – Student Affairs and Enrollment Management in Higher Education (3)
    • ED 719 – Higher Education and Teaching (3)

Research Core (12 credits)

  • ED 740 – Qualitative and Quantitative Research (3)
  • ED 741 – Dissertation Research (3)
  • ED 742 – Dissertation Proposal Seminar (3)
  • ED 745 – Dissertation Continuation (3)

Elective (3 credits)

  • An additional 3 credit course from a concentration other than the one selected

Total: 54 Credits + 36 credits with transfer of appropriate Master’s degree

General Core (36 credits)

  • ED 701 – Policy Analysis and School Reform (3)
  • ED/BU 702 – Leadership Skill Development (3)
  • ED 703 – Statistics for Educational Research and Decision-making (3)
  • ED/BU 704 – Organizational Change and Development Organization Theory and Design (3)
  • ED 705 – Global Societies and Leadership (3)
  • ED 706  -Testing, Measurement and Data Informed Decision-making (3)
  • ED/BU 707 – Coaching, Teams and Managerial Development Executive Development Seminar: Leadership, Successful Teams and Effective Coaching (3)
  • ED 708 – Ethical Leadership and School Leaders (3)
  • ED 730 – Theoretical Research (3)
  • ED 731 – Comparative Research (3)
  • ED 732 – Multivariate Statistics (3)
  • ED 733 – Advanced Qualitative Research (3)

Concentrations (Choose One)

  • K-12 Leadership (15 credits)
    • ED 709 – Implications of Federal, State, and Local Economies and Politics on Education (3)
    • ED 710 – School Safety and Security for K-12 School Leaders (3)
    • ED 711 – Legal Perspectives and Labor Relations (3)
    • ED 714 – Public/Private Administration N-12 (3)
    • ED 716 – Technology Based Learning and Management Systems (3)
  • Special Education Leadership (15 credits)
    • ED 709 – Implications of Federal, State, and Local Economies and Politics on Education (3)
    • ED 712 – Managing Conflict and Navigating Legal Problem (3)
    • ED 713 – Supervising Special Education Personnel and Working Effectively with School Administration (3)
    • ED 715 – Managing Special Education Programs and Creating Partnerships & Adapting General Education Initiatives (3)
    • ED 716 – Technology Based Learning and Management Systems (3)
  • Higher Education Leadership (15 credits)
    • ED 709 – Implications of Federal, State, and Local Economies and Politics on Education (3)
    • ED 716 – Technology Based Learning and Management Systems (3)
    • ED 717 – Organization and Governance & Finance in Higher Education (3)
    • ED 718 – Student Affairs and Enrollment Management in Higher Education (3)
    • ED 719 – Higher Education and Teaching (3)

Research Core (12 credits)

  • ED 740 – Qualitative and Quantitative Research (3)
  • ED 741 – Dissertation Research (3)
  • ED 742 – Dissertation Proposal Seminar (3)
  • ED 745 – Dissertation Continuation (3)

Elective (3 credits)

  • An additional 3 credit course from a concentration other than the one selected

Total: 66 Credits + 36 credits with transfer of appropriate Master’s degree

eDUCaTIonal aDMInISTraTIon aPPlICaTIon ProCeDUre

Applicants are required to submit completed packets produced as hard copies and not digital format.

Students may apply to the doctoral program as a rolling admission for the fall 2014 program.

The following are requirements for application:

  • Complete application for with $50.00 application fee. Please make checks payable to Caldwell University. (This fee is waived for Caldwell University alumni.)
  • Official transcripts of your academic record from each undergraduate and graduate school attended. Official transcripts should be forwarded to you in a sealed envelope with the registrar’s name signed across the seal of the envelope. Do not open this envelope. If the seal has been broken, the entire submission will be returned to you. If you are a Caldwell University graduate – we will generate them for you.

Please send completed packets to:

Caldwell University Office of Graduate Studies
Doctor of Education Admission Committee
120 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, New Jersey 07006

For more information:

call: 973-618-3544
or e-mail:
Joan Moriarty: jmoriarty@caldwell.edu


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