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.
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, July 15 for Fall, and December 1 for Spring. It is preferred that students begin the program in the summer or fall terms. Spring-start is limited.
"I am tremendously excited by the addition of this program to the School of Education. The development of the Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership is a reflection of Monmouth University’s deep commitment to the schools and school leadership in our community. The program has been designed to serve the community by facilitating the professional development of transformational leaders while simultaneously fostering transformative school change." – Dr. John Henning, Dean of the School of Education
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.