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Doctor of Education – PreK-12 Educational Leadership

The Ed.D. in PreK-12 Educational Leadership program blends research-based theory and practice to address the myriad of challenges faced by contemporary schools and trains scholar-practitioners whose knowledge, leadership, analytic and management skills will facilitate high levels of teacher student performance.

Links and Contacts

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.

The Ed. D. Mentor Cohort Model assumes:

    • Professional/personal links to a mentor enhances the potential for learning and growth within the degree program.
    • Theoretical knowledge has practical applications
    • Successful school leaders need to be well informed and skilled in the ability to analyze problems, comprehend, critique, and apply research-based solutions the problems.
    • In the absence of existing research-based solutions to problems, successful school leaders will be able to design, conduct, analyze, and implement the findings of novel research. 
    • Consultation and collaboration with selected professional mentors will model an effective growth and problem-solving strategy for practicing school leaders. 

Financial Aid

Financial aid is limited to US citizens or eligible non-citizens with a valid Alien Registration Number. Students must be enrolled in an approved program and be in good academic standing to receive financial aid. Aid for graduate students is limited to federal Stafford Loans. If students are interested, please refer to the Endicott GPS Financial Aid web page.

Tuition Refund Policy

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.  Endicott College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).  In spring 2011 NEASC reviewed and approved Endicott’s request to offer the new doctoral degree level. 

Program Mission

The mission of the Mentor Cohort Model Doctorate of Education Program in PK-12 School Leadership is centered in development of dynamic, transformative, and socially responsible leaders who engage others, value diversity, operate with professional integrity, and believes in the value of enabling and empowering all stakeholders for the creation of high performance school organizations.  

Program Design

The following courses are twenty-seven (27) credits of PreK-12 specialty coursework in addition to the Ed. D. in Educational Leadership Program core of twenty-one (21) credits in research methods and dissertation study:

 

PreK-12 Specialty Courses

Credits

History of Public Schooling in the United States

3

Transformational Leadership in Contemporary Education

3

Diversity, Access and Equity in Public Education

3

Current Issues in Educational Policy and Politics

3

Ethical Leadership in Education

3

Culture and Change in School Organizations

3

Leadership Special Topics I (elective)

3

Leadership Special Topics II (elective)

3

Leadership Special Topics Courses

Credits

Emergent Legal Issues for Educational Leaders

3

Concepts and Case Studies in School Leadership

3

Advanced Finance and Budget Issues for Educational Leaders

3

Program Sequence

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

Semester I

Course #

Credits

Course Name

Instructor

Delivery Method

EDL702

3

History of Public Schooling in the United States

Malcolm Patterson,

Ed. D.

Hybrid Model

(one weekend

plus online)

Specialty

EDL715

3

Research Methods I: Qualitative

Staff

Hybrid Model

(one weekend

plus online)

Core

 









Semester II

Course #

Credits

Course Name

Instructor

Delivery Method

EDL720

3

Transformational  Leadership in Contemporary Education

Malcolm Patterson,

Ed. D.

Hybrid Model

(one weekend

plus online)

Specialty

EDL725

3

Diversity, Access, and Equity in Public Education

Lynne M. Celli, Ph. D.

Hybrid Model

(one weekend

plus online)

Specialty

EDL735

3

Research Methods II: Quantitative

Staff

TBD

Core

 

 

 









Semester III

Course #

Credits

Course Name

Instructor

Delivery Method

EDL730

3

Current Issues in Educational Policy

Malcolm Patterson,

Ed. D.

Hybrid Model

(one weekend

plus online)

Specialty

EDL762

3

Leading in a Technological World

Staff

TBD

Core

 







Semester IV

Course #

Credits

Course Name

Instructor

Delivery Method

EDL738

3

Ethical Leadership in Education

Malcolm Patterson,

Ed. D.

Hybrid Model

(one weekend

plus online)

Specialty

EDL739

3

Culture and Change in School Organizations

Lynne M. Celli, Ph. D.

Hybrid Model

(one weekend

plus online)

Specialty

EDL753

3

Research Methods III: Program Evaluation/Action Research

Lynne M. Celli, Ph. D.

Hybrid Model

(one weekend

plus online)

Specialty

 













Semester V

Credits

Course Name

Instructor

Delivery Method

3

Selected Topics I

Staff

Hybrid Model

(one weekend

plus online)

Specialty

3

Selected Topics II

Staff

Hybrid Model

(one weekend

plus online)

Core

 

 








Phase II: Comprehensive Exam (Core)

Phase III Dissertation (12 Credits):

Semester VI

Course #

Credits

Course Name

Instructor

Delivery Method

EDL770A

3

Administrative Apprenticeship: Part I

Staff

Hybrid Model

(one weekend

plus online)

Core

EDL775A

3

Dissertation Proposal: Part I

Staff

TBD

Core

 







Semester VII

Course #

Credits

Course Name

Instructor

Delivery Method

EDL770B

3

Administrative Apprenticeship: Part II

Staff

Hybrid Model

(one weekend

plus online)

Core

EDL775B

3

Dissertation Proposal: Part II

Staff

TBD

Core

 







Semester VIII

Course #

Credits

Course Name

Instructor

Delivery Method

EDL782

0

Dissertation Study*

Staff

 

Core

*students continue to re-register each semester for dissertation study until completion







Note:  Course sequence is subject to change

 

Application Requirements

Students must submit an application form, an application fee, plus:

  1. Complete, official transcripts from all previous, post-secondary education.
  2. Three letters of recommendation. At least one letter of recommendation must be authored by an academic respondent holding an earned doctorate degree who can attest to your ability to complete doctoral study successfully.
  3. An original 6-10 page (double-spaced, 12 pt. font) Personal Statement. Please respond to these questions: 1) What relevant knowledge, skills, experiences bring you to this point of considering doctoral study? 2) In what ways will doctoral study support your academic, professional and/or personal goals? 3) What would be your ideal apprenticeship and why? This is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your writing skills. Please be sure that your full name is included on the pages of your Personal Statement. 
  4. Official copy of scores from either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Code: 3854 or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) Code: 2567. 
  5. All students for whom English is not a first language must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Code 3369
  6. A copy of your resume or curriculum vitae with evidence of at least three years of related, professional experience. 
  7. A Writing Sample. In addition to the Personal Statement, doctoral applicants are asked to submit a short paper (limit 10 pages), double-spaced, in 12 point font responding to a particular question: What are the most critical challenges facing leaders in PreK-12 education today? The writing sample will be evaluated for evidence of:  thoughtful analysis, ability to develop main points and support claims, focus and organization, academic style, use of sentence variety and vocabulary to convey meaning clearly, control of sentence structure, language, grammar and punctuation. Please be sure that your full name is on the document. 
  8. An admission interview is required of all candidates; please call the Program Director at 978-816-7651to make arrangements.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the doctoral program with concentration in Prek-12, students will be able to:

  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 that embraces socio-cultural and value-driven leadership practices of PreK-12 educational institutions.

Tuition, Fees, and Registration Policies

Please click the links below for;

1. A complete listing of the tuition and fees for the programs offered through the Van Loan School at Endicott College
2. Policies for registration and payment

2013-2014 Tuition and Fee Schedule 

2014-2015 Tuition and Fee Schedule

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