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2022-2023 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Endicott College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership with a Concentration in Higher Education (Doctor of Education)

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education Mission
Leadership for institutions of higher education requires creativity, flexibility, strategic thinking, and a respect for student-centered institutions. The mission of the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership is to prepare professionals for leadership roles in the administration of colleges and universities, non-profit agencies and schools.

This doctoral program integrates research and practice so that doctoral students understand the historical, political, social, and philosophical aspects of colleges and universities which have challenges and opportunities. Applied learning, the hallmark of Endicott, is demonstrated through an apprenticeship in which doctoral students explore areas of specializations within senior leadership positions such as academic affairs, student development, institutional advancement, financial affairs, faculty development, and facilities.

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership is designed for professionals in higher education who wish to attain leadership positions in colleges or universities. In this cohort-based program, a combination of different roles, perspectives, and experiences enriches the program and its participants.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 51

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Locate, analyze and synthesize existing research to address problems in the field.
  • ​Apply key concepts, theories, and frameworks from education and related fields of inquiry to critically examine leadership issues and decisions in higher education settings.
  • Utilize social scientific research processes (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods) to develop and evaluate research.
  • Communicate clearly with a scholarly audience via written research, oral presentations, and in dialog with each other.
  • Conduct original scholarship that contributes significantly to the field.