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Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership Online

Program Overview

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Complete Coursework: as few as 32 months Credit Hours: 60 Tuition: $41,940

The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership online program from Barry University prepares you for advanced leadership positions in a range of educational institutions from PK-12 through technical/vocational schools.

Educational leaders are creative and competent change agents who are committed to advocacy and action, and are attentive to social justice issues. Therefore, you will receive a solid foundation to lead and transform educational institutions to meet the demands of an evolving, culturally diverse, and technology-rich society.

This accelerated, 60-credit program will help you strengthen and apply your knowledge and experience as an educator. More specifically, you will deepen your reflection on values, trends, and ethical issues in educational leadership.

In this 100 percent online doctoral program, you will study ethical issues in leadership, methods of team building, organizational change, program planning and evaluation, policy development, politics in education, organizational learning, philosophy of science, university-level teaching and learning, and more. The coursework culminates in a dissertation that will provide valuable field experience prior to earning your degree.

Our student-teacher ratio is small so you always receive personal attention from our distinguished faculty. Working individually and in conjunction with faculty and classmates, you will engage in building a supportive and caring community. From your first semester until the completion of your capstone project, your faculty mentors take a keen interest in your professional development.

Graduates of the EdD in Educational Leadership program will be prepared to:

  • Develop ongoing inquiry and innovation around challenges in professional practice
  • Evaluate, design, and apply research to make a positive difference in the lives of students, families, and all members of the educational community
  • Construct, lead, and change learning organizations and systems that are purposeful, successful, and socially just contexts for learning
  • Develop skills and knowledge needed for the effective leadership and management of complex organizations in a global, technological, and culturally diverse society
  • Contrast and compare educational issues that affect the educational enterprise
  • Design sound, educational policy and practice using data-driven decision making
  • Create and sustain a community of leaders committed to collaboration, mutual support, and continuous learning

Courses

In order to earn the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership online, students must complete 18 courses for a total of 60 credits. All courses are seven weeks in length.

To see the full list of EdD in Educational Leadership online courses, view courses.

Admissions

Students entering the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership online degree program must hold a master’s degree with a graduate GPA of at least 3.25, along with an acceptable GRE score. Applicants also are required to submit three letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose, and must interview with two faculty members prior to admission.

To learn more about our EdD in Educational Leadership online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Students in the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership online program can pay for each course as they enroll. There is a $30 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition.

To learn more about our EdD in Educational Leadership online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

With six start dates each year, the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership online program is flexible and accessible. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation and fees, register for classes, and pay tuition to begin on their desired start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the EdD in Educational Leadership online, view calendar.

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Courses

To complete the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership online, students must complete the following 18 courses (60 credits).

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Describes theories of leadership, studies the relationship between leadership style and organizational change, and examines the implementation process of a leader's vision.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides ethical frameworks and components in leadership experiences in both education systems and public service organizations. It provides opportunities to interpret, apply, and evaluate theoretical frameworks, resources for choices, and impacts of decisions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Uses team building, group dynamics, and interpersonal sensitivity to motivate and inspire individuals and groups to work toward common goals.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Explores organizational theories and development from a leadership perspective with a focus on change within organizations, groups, and individuals.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Provides opportunities to apply a systematic planning process, examine approaches to policy development and program implementation, and analyze evaluation procedures.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examines the process to identify problems and how to achieve solutions consistent with an organization’s vision; uses critical thinking and analytic reasoning as problem and policy framing skills for continued renewal.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examines the political aspects of schooling. Students will become familiar with community power structures, the local electoral process, how boards of education function, how the school interacts with community pressures and needs, who is best and least well-served and why.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Studies psychological and organizational paradigms associated with learning of a collective whole. Examines the implications and challenges for learning brought about by the changing nature of work and global competition. Focuses on processes and procedures for achieving organizational learning through information distribution and interpretation, making meaning and organizational memory.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This seminar is designed to provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate a clear understanding of the interrelated nature of the experiences within the program through critical discourse and projects which explore contemporary issues as they relate to leadership.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A critical analysis of philosophy of science and epistemology as applicable to theory development in the human science disciplines.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examines advanced competencies to conceptualize, design, execute, analyze, report, and publish quantitative research that delivers new and useful knowledge. Balances its presentations of research theory and computer tools with applications to real world problems. Prerequisite: HSE 703.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A critical analysis of qualitative methods of inquiry for the human sciences to facilitate the understanding of the aims, processes, and outcomes of these methods. Prerequisite: HSE 703.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Analyzes current teaching methods and strategies at the community college and university level. This course will explore topics such as adult learning (andragogy), societal issues dealing with gender, race, racism, cultural factors and their impact on teaching at the collegiate level. The course covers a variety of teaching and learning styles and gives the student an opportunity to participate in classroom teaching.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Explores the leadership and administrative roles in the implementation and management of information technology within a professional organization.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will explore the social, cultural, and philosophical forces that impact upon schools in the urban setting and is intended to provide doctoral students with continued in depth grounding in related areas of knowledge. Issues endemic to the student in the urban setting, as well as the context of the surrounding community will also be explored. Approaches for teachers and school leaders working in these settings will be emphasized, through an interdisciplinary approach using philosophy and sociology as applied to pedagogy and leadership.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students will examine the steps in the grant writing process, explore potential funding sources, and write a grant for procuring curriculum resources.

Duration: 14 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 6

This is the first of two capstone courses that together will provide a field-based action learning opportunity to develop meaningful solutions. Similar to the dissertation, the Capstone Project should be a demonstration of the student's ability to perform disciplined inquiry in accordance with traditional standards for doctoral performance.

*NOTE: In the proposed program of study, the credits for ADL 798 (Dissertation Seminar) and ADL 799 (Dissertation) will increase from 3 credits to 6 credits each. The credits will be distributed by Touch Points and will be placed at intervals during the program of study.

Duration: 14 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 6

This is the second of two capstone courses that together will provide a field-based action learning opportunity to analyze problems of practice using multiple frames to develop meaningful solutions. Similar to the dissertation, the Capstone Project should be a demonstration of the student's ability to perform disciplined inquiry in accordance with traditional standards for doctoral performance.

*NOTE: In the proposed program of study, the credits for ADL 798 (Dissertation Seminar) and ADL 799 (Dissertation) will increase from 3 credits to 6 credits each. The credits will be distributed by Touch Points and will be placed at intervals during the program of study.

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Admissions

The Adrian Dominican School of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership online program. Find out the requirements, what materials you should send, and where you need to send them.

EdD in Educational Leadership Online Admission Requirements

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA in graduate-level coursework
  • Acceptable Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores in all three areas: Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical; scores must be from a test date no more than five years prior to application
  • Three recent letters of professional recommendation
  • Statement of purpose integrated into the online application
  • Interview with two faculty members in the program

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to Barry at this address:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33161

Or submit electronically via one of these services:

  • By email, sent directly from the institution to myapplicationdocs@barry.edu
  • SPEEDE (also known as EDI Service)
  • Parchment Exchange
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • eScrip-Safe
  • JST System (military)

Have a question? Call us at 844-890-5951.

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Tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership online. All fees except the application fee are included in the total tuition cost.

Program PerCreditHour PerCourse PerProgram
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership $699 $2,097 $41,940
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Calendar

With six start dates each year, the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership online program is convenient and accessible.


Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Summer Term B July 1, 2019 June 17, 2019 June 24, 2019 June 24, 2019 June 26, 2019 August 17, 2019
Fall Term A August 26, 2019 August 12, 2019 August 19, 2019 August 19, 2019 August 21, 2019 October 12, 2019
Fall Term B October 21, 2019 October 4, 2019 October 10, 2019 October 14, 2019 October 16, 2019 December 7, 2019
Spring Term A January 13, 2020 December 30, 2019 January 6, 2020 January 6, 2020 January 8, 2020 February 29, 2020
Spring B March 9, 2020 February 24, 2020 March 2, 2020 March 2, 2020 March 4, 2020 April 25, 2020
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