Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership

Edgewood College embraces the cohort model of learning that welcomes aspiring leaders from a variety of disciplines and workplaces. Whether you are a higher education professional, non-profit leader, business executive, or K12 educator, our cohort model will support and challenge you through your coursework.

Grounded in Dominican values, these same values encourage us to develop Edgewood leaders, scholars, and writers. Coursework is a blend of theory applied with practice and examination of real-world issues, enriched by cohort and faculty interaction.

A Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) allows for practical approach to research that encourages you to apply what you are learning to challenges within your field, industry, or profession.

Our graduates advance to become college presidents and administrators, K12 superintendents and leaders, and non-profit champions, each experts in their field. Our graduates leave with strong research skills as both consumer and practitioner, values-based leadership skills, and knowledge to lead strategically.


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    Thank you, Edgewood College, for helping me to attain the pinnacle of my educational aspirations. Thank you for preparing me for greater ministerial work in the vineyard of life. More importantly, thank you for enabling me to become an agent of change capable of positively affecting that which I would normally only complain about.
    William McCoy, Ed.D. '10, Director, Rutland Institute for Ethics, Clemson University
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