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Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management

Drexel’s Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management provides opportunities for students to focus their studies with a concentration in one of the following areas:

Athletic Administration

The Athletic Administration concentration is designed to meet the demands for strong and informed leadership in athletic departments at the K-12 and college and university levels.  The program focuses on the growing depth and breadth of the industry including legal and ethical considerations, the need for external funding sources, and the major issues that confront sport domestically and globally.

Creativity & Innovation

The Creativity & Innovation concentration provides program participants with a deep foundation and contextual background in the field of creativity to address the needs of education and industry. Collaborative creative leadership involved in innovation management is a focus where the vital role of creative strengths in fueling new bottom-line innovations is highlighted. Creativity serves as the stimulus to enhance educational and corporate innovations.

Educational Administration

Students are challenged to develop interdisciplinary models of curricula and teaching strategies, and examine the impact on education of major social issues such as poverty, domestic violence, and drug abuse. An experiential component takes the student into various central office positions for a year-long internship.

For those interested, coursework may lead to the Pennsylvania Superintendent Letter of Eligibility.

Educational Policy

The Educational Policy concentration combines academics with Drexel University's tradition of applied learning. Students engage with policies and policy issues impacting education, those working in it, and those served by it. Policy studies are contextualized within the range of jurisdictional entities from local to national and international settings. Heavy emphasis is placed upon the roles of ethics and ethical decision-making in past and future policy-making.

Higher Education

This path of study covers the historical growth and advancement of colleges and universities in the U.S., including the roles of school boards, community organizations, state boards of education, state government agencies, special interest groups, professional organizations, and unions. Courses examine strategies of success through an understanding of the career patterns of faculty, deans, vice presidents, provosts, and presidents and how decision-making and change are implemented. Within this framework, coursework explores the impact of variables such as the law, politics, and power structures at an educational institution.

Adult Education and Organization Development

The Adult Education and Organization Development concentration is designed to produce 21st century leaders with the competencies and capabilities to facilitate workplace learning, performance and change in any organizational setting.

Special Education Leadership

Students are prepared to take on supervisory roles within the education system after gaining the unique leadership knowledge and skills needed to successfully direct programs within special education. Graduates are equipped with the advanced skills, knowledge, and competencies to head programs that meet the needs of students at risk for and with disabilities in a variety of environments.