EdD 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 EdD is a singular program based on the Drexel philosophy that theory springs from practice. You will be encouraged to challenge your 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.3-Year or 5-Year Plans of StudyThe standard program runs for 3 years, part time, and is organized in cohorts (groups) to establish an important learning community that studies and grows together. There is also a 1-course per term non-cohort plan of study that can be completed in 5 years. This option is ideal for those with demanding careers, busy home lives, or students who want to save money through employer-offered tuition reimbursement plans.Online Open HouseView our archived online open house to learn more about the programConcentrationsAthletic AdministrationCreativity and InnovationEducational AdministrationEducational PolicyGlobal & International EducationHigher EducationHuman Resource DevelopmentLearning TechnologiesSpecial Education LeadershipProgram 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 industryNo residency requirementOptional 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. Courses 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 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 837Advanced Qualitative Methods and Data Analysis3.0EDUC 880Doctoral Seminar (EdD)1.5EdD Candidacy Courses EDUC 997Doctoral Dissertation6.0Total Credits60.5-61.5Concentration 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.Athletic 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 Credits15.0Creativity & 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 Credits15.0Educational 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 Credits16.0Educational Policy EDPO 620Education Policy: Concepts, Issues, and Applications3.0EDPO 624The Shaping of American Education Policy: Global Forces, Interest Groups, and Politics3.0EDPO 628American Educational Policy and U.S. Competitiveness3.0EDPO 632Ethics in Educational Policy Making3.0EDPO 636Access & Equity in Educational Policy Making3.0Total 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 Credits15.0Higher 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 Credits15.0Human 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. Learning 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 Credits15.0Special Education EDEX 710School Law & Policy in Special Education3.0EDEX 712Instructional & Curriculum Leadership in Special Education3.0EDEX 714Development, Supervision, & Support: Special Education Leadership3.0EDEX 716Organization & Administration of Special Education3.0Supervisor of Special Education Internship Courses EDEX 721Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Special Education Leadership1.0EDEX 722Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Instructional Leadership1.0EDEX 723Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Collaboration & Personnel1.0EDEX 724Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Finance & Management1.0Total Credits16.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institutionMaster's degree in Education (or another appropriate field) from a regionally accredited institution Master's GPA of 3.5 or above3 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 Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended, verifying completion of your bachelor's and master's degreesThree 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:A detailed statement discussing your sustained leadership activitiesA detailed statement discussing your creative activities or productsA detailed statement discussing your significant research activities or publicationsReadmission InstructionsIf you have already taken graduate level coursework at Drexel, you may apply directly to the School of Education. Please follow the instructions below:Print and complete the Readmission FormGather all required materials, including the Readmission Form, into one complete package. Letters of recommendation must remain in their original sealed envelopes.Send the package to:Drexel University School of Education EdD Department 3401 Market Street, 3rd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19104 Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $1228 per credit. The 3-year program is eligible for Financial Aid. The 5-year program is not eligible for Financial Aid.Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.Military members serving on active duty or with the National Guard or reserves, veterans, and military dependents are eligible for a 30% tuition savings.Full-time faculty and staff employed at community colleges are eligible for a 30% tuition savings.When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Contact Faculty The following faculty members are available to speak to you about the program by phone or email. For a full listing of faculty, please visit Drexel's School of Education.Allen Grant, Ph.D.Department Chair for Education Policy and Leadership Programs firstname.lastname@example.orgKristen Betts, Ed.D.Higher education, Neuroscience email@example.comRebecca Clothey, Ph.D.Higher Education Higher Education Policy Global & International Education firstname.lastname@example.orgKathy Geller, Ph.D. (Based in California) Program Director for Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management email@example.comAmy Giddings, PhDProgram Director for Creativity and Innovation, Learning Technologies, and Sport Coaching Leadership firstname.lastname@example.orgJohn M. Gould, PhDProgram Director for Educational Administration, Educational Improvement and Transformation, and Higher Education email@example.comPenny Hammrich, Ph.D.Associate Dean for Graduate Studies Former Ed.D. and Ph.D. Program Director Athletic Administration firstname.lastname@example.orgValerie Klein, PhDProgram Director for Mathematics Learning and Teaching, and Teaching Learning and Curriculum email@example.comBruce Levine, JDDirector, Drexel University Washington DC Center Program Director of Educational Policy Program Director of Global and International Studies firstname.lastname@example.orgFredricka K. Reisman, Ph.D.Director of Drexel/Torrance Center for Creativity and Innovation Creativity and Innovation email@example.comJanet Sloand, Ed.D.Director of Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis firstname.lastname@example.org Academic Calendar 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Management (EdD) Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.