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 School of Business is collaborating with the School 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.
Note: The application deadline for the Ed.D/Ph.D. program is July 15 for fall admission only. The application fee is waived for graduates and former students of Caldwell University.
- A completed master’s degree in education or related field from an accredited institution with a minimum 3.6 cumulative grade point average
- Official transcripts of your academic record from each graduate school attended; if you attended Caldwell University, the Office of Graduate Admission will secure your official Caldwell transcript
- Two (2) letters of recommendation appraising your capacity for doctoral studies.
- A copy of your completed action research paper/thesis, a published article, grant writing, or sample of substantive job embedded writing
- Acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the GRE/MAT requirement has been suspended for applicants for the academic years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. The scores are currently not required.
- Personal Interview, if necessary
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
A Catholic Liberal Arts Education
At the core of a Caldwell education is our liberal arts curriculum, designed to guide students to critical thinking skills, appreciate diverse cultures, and acquire a moral and civic awareness.
Students develop the whole self as they absorb learning through our liberal arts core: the humanities; the physical and biological sciences, and mathematics; and the social sciences.