Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management Overview Drexel University’s online Doctor of Education degree equips ambitious professionals with advanced management competencies for a broad range of learning environments. Offered by Drexel’s award-winning School of Education, this accredited, fully-online program is ideal for all levels of administrators and instructional experts. The program runs for 3 years, part time, and is organized in cohorts (groups) to establish an important learning community that studies and grows together.The Ed.D. is a singular program 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.ConcentrationsAthletic AdministrationCreativity and InnovationEducational AdministrationEducational PolicyGlobal & International EducationHigher EducationHuman Resource DevelopmentLearning TechnologiesProgram FeaturesGraduates capable of creating and supporting strong, sustainable education environmentsCourses aimed to develop students’ personal leadership growth applicable to their current careersTraining for a full range of emerging educational technologies that effectively communicate to all generations of learnersAn accredited curriculum that encourages curiosity, reform, and scholarly proficiencies to lead meaningful action in today’s educational environmentsFocus on skills needed to lead complex organizations in an uncertain industryOptional Online/On-Campus Blended FormatThis program is offered entirely online and in a blended online/on-campus format. Both structures allow working professionals to continue their studies, and afford the convenience of part-time study with a collaborative advantage. State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Core Courses EDUC 800Educational Leadership & Change3.0EDUC 801Creative Strategies for Educational Leaders3.0EDUC 802Using and Integrating Learning Technologies3.0EDUC 804Program Evaluation in Organizations3.0EDUC 837Advanced Qualitative Methods and Data Analysis3.0EDUC 845Transformative Leadership: Finding One's Source3.0Concentration Course Options (See Below)15.0-16.0Research Courses EDUC 803Educational Research Design I3.0EDUC 810Educational Research Design II3.0EDUC 815Writing for Research, Publication and Funding in Education3.0EDUC 818Applied Research Study3.0EDUC 835Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analysis4.0EDUC 836Qualitative Research Methods and Data Analysis4.0EDUC 881Doctoral Seminar (EdD)1.5EdD Candidacy Courses EDUC 998PhD Dissertation6.0Total Credits60.0-61.5Concentration Course OptionsWorking closely with your advisor, you'll craft a program concentration most appropriate for your needs and background. Concentration availability may depend on campus location as well as other factors.Higher Education (For those without previous formal study in Higher Education) EDHE 500Foundations of Higher Education3.0EDHE 510Governance, Management & Administration in Higher Education3.0EDHE 530Higher Education Law3.0EDHE 669Diversity in Higher Education3.0EDGI 506Comparative Higher Education Systems3.0Total Credits15.0Higher Education - Alternative Concentration (For those with a strong background in Higher Education) EDAE 601Foundations of Adult Education3.0EDHE 634Proposal Writing & Sponsored Project Management3.0EDHE 640Foundations of Institutional Research3.0EDHE 646Survey Tools, Statistical Software & Effective Reporting3.0EDHE 664Strategies for Educational Success3.0Total Credits15.0Educational Administration (With Pennsylvania Superintendent Certification) EDEX 712Instructional & Curriculum Leadership in Special Education3.0EDUC 817Curriculum Models3.0EDUC 820School Superintendency3.0EDUC 824Parents and Schools3.0EDUC 827School Superintendent's Internship: Curriculum Models1.0EDUC 828School Superintendent's Internship: Parents and Schools1.0EDUC 829School Superintendent's Internship III1.0EDUC 830School Superintendent's Internship IV1.0Total Credits16.0Athletic Administration SMT 601Sports Industry Management3.0SMT 602Sport Law & Risk Management3.0SMT 606Contemporary Issues in Sport3.0SMT 612Development & Fundraising Strategies in Sport3.0SMT 635Sport Facilities & Event Management3.0Total Credits15.0Human Resource Development EHRD 500Foundations of Human Resources Development *3.0EHRD 601Leading and Evaluating Change3.0EHRD 602Coaching and Mentoring for Sustainable Learning3.0EHRD 604Development of Human Resources3.0EHRD 606Human and Organizational Performance3.0Total Credits15.0*A 3.0 credit substitute course will be identified to replace EHRD 500 if you've already earned a master's degree in Human Resource Development. Educational Policy EDPO 620Education Policy: Concepts, Issues, and Applications3.0EDPO 624Shaping of American Education Policy: Global Forces3.0EDPO 628American Educational Policy and U.S. Competitiveness3.0EDPO 632Ethics in Educational Policy Making3.0EDPO 636Access & Equity in Educational Policy Making3.0Total Credits15.0Creativity & Innovation CRTV 501Foundations in Creativity3.0CRTV 502Tools and Techniques in Creativity3.0CRTV 503Creativity in the Workplace3.0CRTV 620Research Methods and Assessment of Creative and Innovative Thinking3.0CRTV 630Global Perspectives on Creativity3.0Total Credits15.0Global and International Education EDGI 500Introduction to Global, International & Comparative Education3.0EDGI 504History and Theory of Comparative Education3.0EDGI 510Culture, Society & Education in Comparative Perspective3.0EDGI 512Globalization and Educational Change3.0EDGI 514Education and National Development3.0Total Credits15.0Learning Technologies EDLT 532Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience3.0EDLT 537Technologies for Performance Support3.0EDLT 543Play & Learning in a Participatory Culture3.0EDLT 550Introduction to Instructional Design3.0ELL 501The Purpose and Business of E-Learning3.0Total Credits15.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A Bachelor's degree and Master's degree from regionally accredited institutions3 years of work experience relevant to your professional goalsMaterials encouraged (but not required)Required DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended verifying completion of a master's degree in education or an appropriate field and an undergraduate degree in an appropriate majorThree professional letters of recommendationPersonal Essay - Discuss your professional goals and aspirations, including how your current skills, along with advanced study of educational leadership, will be of support in the attainment of those. ResumeWriting Sample (5-30 pages) that demonstrates your writing ability and potential success in the program Examples include, but are not limited to, a journal article, a paper written for a class, or a manual or technical report.Additional requirements for International StudentsSupplemental DocumentsThe application process is designed to highlight emerging leaders who can display experience leading teams and groups, strategic planning, and research and development. To make your application more competitive, you're encouraged but not required to submit two or more of the following:GRE scoresA detailed statement discussing your sustained leadership activitiesA detailed statement discussing your creative activities or productsA detailed statement discussing your significant research activities or publications Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $1192 per credit. This program is not eligible for any tuition reduction opportunities. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 Apply today for the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Management (Ed.D.) Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.