Michael D. Eisner College of Education
Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership
Improving urban education is a national priority and The Michael D. Eisner College of Education is a national leader in meeting this challenge. Our doctoral program is unique in offering a separate cohort strand for those interested in community college issues separate from our PK-12 cohort. This approach allows for courses that can specifically address the issues, needs and interests distinctive to educational leadership, such as promoting instructional leadership for the achievement of diverse community college students and developing organizational strategy, resource management, communication, and other skills to meet the Competencies for Community College Leaders of the American Association of Community Colleges.
Students in the Community College Leadership Cohort will generally be experienced educators interested in pursuing advanced leadership positions, such as dean or college president. In addition to taking classes in community college reform, leadership, and research methods, students engage in field-based inquiry that offers experience with college operations and improvement efforts. This program will create a network of leaders who are committed to profound change for improving urban education.
The Art of Collaborative Leadership; Organizational Complexity and Change; Curricular and Instructional Leadership for Systemic Reform; Leading Change through Cultural Competence; Postsecondary Finance/Enrollment Management; Instructional Assessment and Program Evaluation; Public Policy in Education; Entrepreneurship in Education; The Science of Administration; The Ethical Dimensions of Leadership; and Human Relations in Educational Organizations.