Ed.D/Ph.D. in Education Leadership
Caldwell University’s doctoral Educational Leadership program is designed to prepare future leaders in higher education and K-12 general or special education with a dynamic curriculum designed in coordination with our School of Business.
This unique program is designed to develop candidates into leaders with the tools to strategically plan, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate circumstances with informed models of decision-making. Students can choose from these concentrations:
- K-12 Leadership
- Special Education Leadership
- Higher Education 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. Classes are offered outside of business hours to suit your work schedule.
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.
The Ed.D./Ph.D. Educational Leadership program is designed as a three-year accelerated executive program to meet the flexible learning needs of busy working professionals. Each course will be offered in an eight-week segment that meets every third weekend on both Friday evening and Saturday. Students will focus on two classes per semester.
All candidates should have career experience and licensure or certifications for their specific 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.
RETENTION FOR ALL PROGRAMS IN THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Students may only earn one grade below B in a graduate level course. This course may be repeated once to earn a higher letter grade. Any student who receives a grade below B in a second graduate level course will be dismissed from the program.
Some courses are assessed as PASS/FAIL. A grade PASS is equivalent to the grade B or better.
All School of Education program requirements are subject to change based on the NJ DoE regulations. For most current information, please consult the Caldwell University School of Education Web site.
Please send supporting documents to:
Office of Graduate Admission
120 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, New Jersey 07006
For more information:
call: Graduate Admission at 973-618-3544