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Executive Doctorate in Education, (Executive Ed.D.)

K-12 School Administration

The Executive Ed.D. program provides an accelerated doctoral degree exclusively for certified and practicing K-12 school administrators. Students, who have come from 30 states and seven foreign countries, are part of a cohort team and are afforded opportunities for professional sharing and cooperative activity.  In support of a fast-start on the dissertation, each student is assigned to a full-time staff member who serves as adviser/mentor immediately.

The Program

The 54-credit, two-year program provides a convenient, hybrid course schedule that takes place on-campus and online.  Weekend sessions for the first year meet once in April, September, and November.  For the second year, weekend sessions run once in March, April, September, and October.  Each year is rounded out with an 8-day Summer Session in mid-July.  A qualifying examination is administered in November of the first year and a comprehensive assessment is given during November of the second year.

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"The Executive Ed.D. Program unifies a professional and personal journey by augmenting the critical skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the challenges we face in an increasingly complex educational setting."

Mitzi N. Morillo '17
Superintendent, Mendham Borough School District


The faculty in the College of Education and Human Services are expert researchers and practitioners in teacher and leader preparation as well as professional psychology and family therapy. Many are actively engaged with schools and community agencies, modeling best practices to their students in the university classroom and in the field. Collaboration within departments and across is encouraged with the recognition that supporting and improving the lives of children, families and communities is a complex process.

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The College of Education and Human Services is dedicated to ensuring that its professional preparation programs are based on essential knowledge, evolving technology, research findings, and reflective practice. Each program is committed to developing collaborative relationships and cooperative efforts with schools, agencies, and institutions so that its efforts remain linked to the world of practice and research, and meet the needs of communities. The College is nationally accredited by three professional associations: APA, COAMFTE, and NCATE.

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