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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 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.

P-12 and Higher Education focus areas are available through specialized elective courses that suit your unique career goals. 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.

Flexible Remote Delivery

Monmouth University’s Ed.D. program offers a flexible learning format that allows you to meet with your instructors and peers in the way that works best for you—in person, or online. Students may participate in classes in person or remotely as their schedule allows. Contact the Program Director to inquire about the flexible remote delivery option.

Application deadlines for this program are May 1 for Summer and July 15 for Fall. It is preferred that students begin the program in the summer or fall terms. Spring-start is limited. View Program Application Requirements.

William O. George III, Ed.D.

Program Director

Phone: 732-673-7589

Monmouth University meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.


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.

Distinguished Alumni

Daniqua Williams

Daniqua Williams ‘22

Holmes Scholar
Barry University, Miami
Residential Conduct Coordinator

Natasha Cornell

Natasha Cornell ‘22

Holmes Scholar
NYU, New York
Sr. Director of Student Support Services

Nicole Bevere

Nicole Bevere ‘22

Principal, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
Edison Township Public School District

James Bevere

James Bevere ‘20

Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Hillside Public Schools