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Educational Leadership, EdD

Offered in: CHICAGO

This interdisciplinary doctoral program prepares students to be educational leaders in postsecondary institutions, professional associations, nonprofit organizations, and government. The curriculum is firmly rooted in the social justice history, mission, and tradition of Roosevelt University, and therefore students can expect a vigorous critique of current practices as well as engagement with innovative and activist ideals to address persistent concerns in education and leadership. Graduates will acquire practical knowledge and skills, and co-construct learning experiences such that they deepen their understanding of their current work and how to advance their organizations and their careers. Innovative approaches to course scheduling, the admission to candidacy process, and the dissertation will enable students to balance their professional and personal commitments and also develop expertise that might inform their own leadership in the future.


The core social justice studies curriculum in the program provides all doctoral students with: