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Last Updated: 3/25/2020, 8:13 AM

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership

Become a leader who is capable of designing and implementing transformational education change with Monmouth University’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership. This two-year, 54-credit, cohort based program is intended to provide doctoral candidates with new ways of thinking and reflecting about school change so you can become leaders in educational innovation.

Graduates of our program will be prepared to:

  • create processes that foster continuous human learning and development.
  • use transformational leadership to promote progressive change.
  • implement and institutionalize transformational change.
  • use design-based research to reshape educational practice and theory.
  • develop the analytical thinking skills necessary to review and improve change processes.

Courses will be offered in a hybrid format, offering the advantages of face-to-face instruction with the convenience of online access. At the heart of the program is a transformative leadership project designed and implemented by you, the doctoral candidate, under the guidance of experienced school leaders. The purpose of this project is to enable you to create significant positive change in your school while completing coursework under the guidance of top minds in educational leadership.

View Program Application Requirements

Program Contact

Tracy L. Mulvaney

(732) 263-5572

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NCATE, the Standard of Excellence in Teacher Preparation
Monmouth University is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System.


Our esteemed faculty and teaching fellows are a veritable who’s who of some of New Jersey’s finest school systems. Teaching Fellows are carefully considered and selected local educational leaders who possess extensive experience in leading educational initiatives.

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