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Concentrations

Ph.D. in Educational Leadership Development and Learning Technologies

Two concentrations are currently offered in the Ph.D. program.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education

The STEM Education concentration prepares students to assume roles as researchers, scholars, and leaders in study areas related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and to address the national concerns about the quality of K-12 STEM Education.

Individuals are prepared to study and improve student learning, instruction and pedagogy, teacher preparation and the design of environments to support this improvement.

In addition to the core Ph.D. courses, students take three STEM courses that provide a common theoretical foundation in education, psychology, and the learning sciences. The remainder of the STEM concentration consists of courses and independent studies in the specific concentration area selected in consultation with the student’s supervising professor and advisor.

Educational Leadership

The Educational Leadership concentration prepares students to explore and address the critical issues and challenges faced by today’s educational leaders and policymakers.

In addition to the core Ph.D. courses, students take three common courses that provide a common theoretical foundation in leadership and organizations.

The remainder of the Educational Leadership concentration consists of courses and independent studies in the specific concentration area (Educational Administration, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Human Resource Development, Global and International Education, etc.) selected in consultation with the student’s supervising professor and advisor.

For information regarding recruitment priorities for specific concentrations, please contact:

Patience Ajoff Foster
Program Manager, Ph.D.
Phone: 215-895-2243
Email: pna24@drexel.edu