Educational Leadership

Doctorate of Education

Lead with confidence

As a student at Lynn, earning your Ed.D. helps you become a leader in metropolitan education systems for grades kindergarten through 12. This convenient program allows you to attend classes on Saturdays and earn your degree in as little as three years. With the doctorate in educational leadership program, you’ll work within a small group of scholar-practitioners and delve into research, discussions and field assignments.

The doctorate in educational leadership program was created to meet the needs of working professionals just like you. Earn your Ed.D at Lynn and learn from distinguished faculty with extensive experience in the field.

What you’ll learn in the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program

  • Conduct qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods action research
  • Lead high-performing organizations and connect research with practice
  • Contribute to students’ learning

Curriculum & requirements

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Career opportunities

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Estimated tuition per credit

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At Lynn University, we embrace technology by encouraging our students to engage with course content through iPads, and our professors can develop custom course materials. 

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Beyond the classroom

Step outside the classroom and enjoy hands-on learning opportunities and real-world experiences.

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Learning is more than sitting in a classroom 

Complete one three-week J-Term course and explore innovative ideas, topics and experiential learning. 

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Educational leadership curriculum

The educational leadership program was created in conjunction with the Carnegie Project and includes courses in leadership, accountability, diversity and instruction. The courses will help you connect research with practice and lead organizations. This educational leadership program is beneficial for those who want to be leaders in a variety of different education systems and settings. 

Graduates must complete a total of 52 credits in the following categories:

  • 18 leadership theory and practice credits
  • 12 leadership applied to K-12 settings credits
  • 12 research methods credits
  • 9 capstone/dissertation credits
  • 1 orientation seminar credit

Course preview

EDU 701 Leadership, Policy and Context
Examine the structure and function of educational policies and problems of research in a political context.

EDU 709 Social, Psychological and Philosophical Issues in Education
Survey trends on educational sociology and the politics of schooling; key issues of educational psychology with respect to the impact of culture, class, race and gender; and undergirding philosophy of education policy. Learn and develop problem solving skills, reflection, implementation of solutions, collaboration and self-directed learning, which support methods of inquiry and practical application.

EDU 727 Public School Law
Examine key legal issues that govern daily and long-range decisions of educational leaders focusing specifically on understanding Florida and federal codes, case law, policies and significant precedents and will emphasize analysis of key legal concepts and application of law to major areas including finance, personnel, risk management, curriculum, student services, teacher rights, torts, student’s rights, and access. Explore trends in law and the initiation and influence of educational law to positively influence educational institutions.

Careers in educational leadership

As a student of this educational leadership program, you’ll have the opportunity to network with professionals, which can lead to incredible career opportunities, such as:

  • School principal/president
  • Professor
  • Dean/director
  • School board chairman/superintendent

Graduates of the educational leadership program have gone on to establish impressive careers in educational leadership in well-known establishments, including:

  • American Heritage School in Boca Delray
  • Aspira South Charter School
  • Banyan Creek Elementary
  • Boca Raton Elementary
  • Boca Raton Community Middle School
  • Broward County School District
  • Palm Beach Day Academy
  • Upward Bound
  • Spanish River High School
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