Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program will:

  • Exhibit content confidence.
    Develop expertise for critical thinking and informed decision-making.
  • Deliver exemplary instruction and leadership.
    Cultivate learners to become divergent thinkers and inspired readers and writers.
  • Articulate a comprehensive knowledge of educational research.
    Demonstrate scholarly proficiency in critiquing, synthesizing, conducting, and applying research in the field of education.
  • Produce exemplary written communication.
    Apply exceptional skills when writing for a variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Speak effectively to listeners in a variety of settings.
    Synthesize the process of preparing and organizing content for delivery that engages audiences.
  • Provide leadership in the profession.
    Foster growth in practitioners and other educational leaders that deepens their understanding of best practice, encourages engagement, and promotes collaboration.

Additional Information

Program distinctives and course information for the Graduates of the Master of Education in Literacy program.

  • Program developed by and courses taught by experts in education
  • Dissertation process with integrated support throughout the program
  • Candidates complete authentic benchmark assessments as opposed to a traditional comprehensive examination
  • Classes held one night a week and one Saturday a month during the school year (summer calendars vary)
  • Intentional focus on educational leadership and instruction
  • Cohorts are small and community-oriented
  • Course texts included with tuition (for residential students only)
  • Complimentary attendance at Literacy in Motion conferences
  • Complimentary attendance at A Day at Judson seminars
  • Skype and/or live opportunities to meet and talk with prominent authors and researchers
  • Program completed in under four years
  • Cohort trips to the American Educational Research Association Conference and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference included with tuition
  • Three-year membership provided in the American Educational Research Association and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Subscription to Educational Researcher, Educational Leadership, and one additional journal of choice included throughout the program

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At Judson, we strive to offer innovative and distinctive graduate programs that meet the demands of today’s workforce.

Our world needs administrators, leaders, educators, and architects who cannot only make a living but also make a life. The values of Judson University and the faculty who engage you in the classroom will prepare you to make much needed change in our culture.

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