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EdD in Educational Leadership and Management

Drexel University School of Education

Global forces, emerging technologies, and federal mandates are just a few of the challenges that are transforming education entities into increasingly complex organizations that require exceptional leadership.

Drexel University's EdD in Educational Leadership and Management stands alone as a rigorous, accelerated part-time doctoral program that produces leaders with the skills and knowledge to create educational reform. Through collaborative discourse, action research, and the latest learning technologies, students acquire a facility in finance, leadership, management, creativity, and strategic thinking within the context of their individual education entity, university, and state.

Delivery Options

  • Entirely Online
  • Online/On-campus Executive Weekend format in Philadelphia, PA
  • Online/On-campus Executive Weekend format in Washington, DC

EdD Concentrations

The EdD is based on the Drexel philosophy that theory springs from practice. Students are encouraged to challenge their own thinking within a group and venture beyond problem solving to a unique model of individual leadership that will become a lifelong pattern of professional communication and growth.

Students may choose from the following concentrations:

  • Athletic Administration
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Educational Administration (with Pennsylvania Superintendent Letter of Eligibility)
  • Educational Policy
  • Global & International Education
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resource Development
  • Learning Technologies
  • Special Education Leadership

* Both online and executive weekend format cohorts of up to 20 students study together across 9 quarters of coursework. Executive weekend format classes meet three weekends per term (Friday evenings and Saturdays).