Caldwell University Announces New Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership

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Prospective Student Information Session to be Held May 21 – RSVP for the information session.

The Caldwell University Education Division is introducing a doctoral program in Educational Leadership. The program, which was recently approved by the New Jersey Office of Higher Education, is designed to meet the needs of practicing school leaders, current teachers, or those in organizational leadership. The initial cohort will begin in the fall 2014.

The doctoral students will choose from one of the following concentrations for an Ed.D. or Ph.D.: K-12 Leadership, Special Education Leadership, or Higher Education Leadership.

Joan Moriarty, Ph.D. interim associate dean in the education division, says the unique program is designed to develop cohort members into leaders by giving them the most current research and exposure to best leadership practices in the United States.

“Our vision is to prepare candidates with the tools to strategically plan, analyze, synthesize and evaluate circumstances with informed models of decision making,” said Dr. Moriarty.  “The program has outstanding faculty who have experience as practicing professionals, school leaders and scholars in academia. The small family atmosphere in the cohort design gives us the ability to provide students with strong support and mentoring.” 

The Business Division is collaborating with the Education Division to share their expertise. The program is designed as a three year accelerated executive program to meet the learning needs of the busy professional. Each course will be offered in eight week segments that meet every third weekend on Saturdays and Sundays. Students will focus on two classes per semester. There may be an occasional Friday-Saturday format for a few classes.

The Ed.D. can be completed with as little as 54 credits and the Ph.D. with as little as 66 credits with 36 credits transferred from an appropriate master’s program.

Interested candidates can attend an Information Session 7 p.m. on Wednesday May 21 p.m. in the Alumni Theater. For further information or to RSVP, contact the Graduate Office at 973–618–3408.  For more information on the program contact Dr. Moriarty at jmoriarty@caldwell.edu.

This is Caldwell’s second doctoral program.   In 2009, it introduced a Ph.D. in applied behavior analysis, the only such program in New Jersey.

In December Caldwell University received the official word   that the college’s proposal to change its name and status to university had been approved by the Secretary of Higher Education in New Jersey. The college will begin operating as Caldwell University July 1, 2014. 

Get more information about the doctoral programs in Educational Leadership.


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