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2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog 
2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership with Concentration in PreK-12 (Doctor of Education)

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The Endicott College Education Doctorate (Ed. D.) degree program with a concentration in: PreK -12 Educational Leadership has been carefully designed to be responsive to the needs of mid-career professionals through an innovative Mentored Cohort Model (MCM) offering coursework in  a series of weekend in-classroom sessions matched with supplemental online learning experiences.  Offered through the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies, the Ed. D. program blends research-based theory and practice to address the myriad of challenges faced by contemporary PreK-12 schools and trains scholar-practitioners whose knowledge, leadership, analytic and management skills will facilitate high levels of teacher and student performance.

The Mentored Cohort Model (MCM) is responsive to the proven benefits accruing from an on-going mentoring relationship between seasoned educational leaders with documented success teamed with aspiring or developing school leaders.  The year-long apprenticeship experience provides significant opportunity for demonstration of applied learning along with mentor observations and input.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the doctoral program with a concentration in Prek-12, students will:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of PreK-12 education’s history and major developments leading to contemporary public school curriculum, organization, and leadership structure.
2. Demonstrate a mastery of the knowledge and skills necessary for senior administrative and leadership roles in PreK-12 education.
3. Apply effective and thoughtful research skills to representative decisions typical of those required of PreK-12 leaders.
4. Demonstrate mastery of senior level administrative skills related to the identified PreK-12 building-level or district-level leadership role. 
5. Demonstrate critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage at the doctoral level in intellectual discourse within the area of interest.
6. Complete an original research dissertation in an area of study that will enhance scholarship in the field of PreK-12 education.
7. Demonstrate a collaborative attitude and behavior as a member of a cohort team with common learning experiences in leadership, organizations, policy, and applied research while concurrently enjoying the opportunity for study directly related to practice settings.
8. Show evidence of respecting diversity that evolves from learning with students from a wide range of backgrounds that will create a vibrant educational experience  embracing socio-cultural and value-driven leadership practices of PreK-12 educational institutions.

Program of Study

PreK-12 specialty courses together with Ed.D. core courses (sequence subject to change).

Total Degree Requirements - 48 credits

Note: Course sequence is subject to change. 

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