Doctorate in Educational Leadership Online Program | EdD Online | Gratz College

Doctorate of Education in Leadership (Ed.D)


Scholarships Available

The 48-credit Doctorate of Education in Leadership (Ed.D) program is designed for practicing educational professionals to enhance their leadership abilities in order to bring about change and innovation in educational settings. The program emphasizes the development of leadership skills through self-reflection, analysis, and best practices used to solve real problems in the workplace through practical application. Through enhancing higher order thinking skills and ethical behavior, doctoral students will be prepared to handle a broad range of social, political, and economic forces impacting education today.

The program consists of six core courses and seven additional courses, in one of three concentrations: Jewish Education, Pre K-12 Education, Higher Education, or with permission from the Director students may elect to design their own concentration from other existing Gratz graduate courses.

All students will complete 13 courses and then conclude the program with a nine-credit Applied Dissertation, broken up into three parts: Concept Paper, Proposal, and Final Report. The program is designed to be completed in three years, with three two and half day summer residencies at our annual Summer Institute required. All courses, with the exception of Summer Institute, are offered online in an 8-week accelerated model.


  1. Students will be able to formulate and implement an organizational vision pertinent to their professional practice

  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to manage the organization, operations, and resources of an educational organization in a way that promotes a safe, supportive and effective learning environment.

  3. Students will collaborate with all stakeholders to respond to diverse interests and needs of the community and beyond and mobilize resources to meet those needs.

  4. Students will act with integrity, fairness, and ethical values.

  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to understand, respond to, and influence the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context that influences education.

  6. Students will be able to synthesize scholarly learning and prior professional experience to promote practical application

There is still time to register for Spring A (January 4 to March 2).  Apply now!