Doctoral Program

Doctoral Program

The Doctoral Program (Ed.D) in Educational Administration provides preparation for educational leaders for a new millennium. A natural extension of our School of Education, the Doctorate of Education Degree (Ed.D.) in Educational Administration was designed to train leaders in educational and non-profit sectors in several emerging areas: the power and application of information technology, the creative management of limited resources, and the implementation of strategies for continuous personal improvement. As such, the unique characteristics of our Ed.D. Program include:

Implementing advanced communications and network access to widespread information resources, workstation-to-workstation, researching and evaluating field work in public and private institutions, utilizing authentic assessment in evaluating student progress, and providing students with opportunities to publish their scholarly work. Graduates will find themselves prepared
to lead in the demanding educational and non-profit
organizations of the 21st century.

  • The Program
    Using laptops or personal computers, doctoral students will benefit from remote access to vital data sources (e.g., Dissertation Abstracts, Psychological Abstracts, Lexis, and the Internet) as well as a variety of analytical programs. Students will incorporate e-mail as an essential facilitator in communicating with professors and dissertation committees. By capitalizing on advanced forms of information technology, this program reduces the student’s need to commute to campus, while enhancing the timely exchange of information.Incorporating the use of authentic assessment, students will maintain a portfolio that progressively and cumulatively provides evidence that they have addressed and met the performance standards for the Ed.D. The portfolio process represents a logical transition to the professional development plan now in place on many school districts. Working in public and private agencies, each student will be given two opportunities to participate in team research and evaluation projects. Field experiences will include the application of diagnostic, analytical, and evaluation skills that will culminate in written and oral presentations to sponsoring agencies. First, students will work as members of a team; second, students will assume the role of team leader.
  • The Dissertation
    To satisfy the individual dissertation experience, candidates will develop a dissertation and submit their research to a recognized professional journal. Emphasis is to be placed on research that focuses on the application of knowledge to improve practice.
  • Core Areas
    The Ed.D. program is comprised of four core areas: 1) Organizational Behavior and Research; 2) Institutional Leadership; 3) Management Science and Educational Technology; 4) Policy Analysis and Law.

Doctoral Student Conference Presentation Grant
Student Guidelines for Conference Grant
Student Conference Grant Application

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For More Information contact:
The School of Education, Department of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Technology
Location: Racanelli Center fourth floor 403
Phone: 631-244-1847
Fax: 631-244-1877
Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm