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Full time Online Duration: 3 Years
The Leadership in Schooling Ed.D. degree empowers the individual to improve leadership, teaching and learning, and to explore innovative solutions to educational problems. The degree is designed to enhance a candidate's skills both as a researcher and as an instructional leader of PK-12 programs. Students who enter the doctoral program will soon find that our emphasis on research and its application to practice will assist them in formulating and investigating questions that are of direct and immediate relevance to their daily professional work.
The Leadership in Schooling Ed.D. also offers a STEM Education option designed for science, math, and engineering educators who wish to move into leadership roles.
A description of the degree, together with admission requirements may be found in the Ed.D. Leadership in Schooling Handbook (pdf)
The Leadership in Schooling Ed.D. offers the following options:
The Leadership in Schooling Ed.D. requires 42 credits of study beyond the master's, Ed.S. or CAGS. All courses are fully online. Candidates are admitted in the summer to their cohort and are expected to take 2 courses each semester, summer, fall and spring. Additionally, candidates must attend a one-week, summer residency each year they are in the program.
Also required are:
Courses may include:
For more information including course listings and degree pathways, visit the Graduate Catalog.
Please note, F1 student visas are not issued for this program since it is offered exclusively online.
See the Graduate Catalog for additional admissions requirements.
Email doctoral coordinator, Stacy Szczesiul, or visit Graduate Admissions for more information.
Students can earn their doctorate at UMass Lowell for roughly $24,500*:
For more information, visit Costs & Aid for Graduate Programs.
Financial assistance options include:
U.S. residents are eligible to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to qualify for loans and other grant programs.
Leadership in Schooling program Associate Prof. Phitsamay Uy, Ed.D. is a national expert on English Language Learners (ELL), especially those of Southeast Asian descent. In a briefing before Congress in 2018, she points out that, out of 5.5 million ELLs in the U.S., “following Spanish, the second and third most-spoken language….Number two is Vietnamese, and number three is Hmong.” She brings attention and scholarly research toward addressing their educational needs.