College of Human Development, Culture, and Media
Executive Education
Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.)

K-12 School Administration

The doctoral degree program in Education Leadership is designed to provide administrative and supervisory skills for potential and practicing administrators in elementary, secondary and higher education institutions in New Jersey as well as other state department of Education settings. The program focuses on training informed leaders through the utilization of scholarly research and theoretical models which are applied to experiential situations.

The Weekend Cohort Program

The weekend cohort model of the Ed.D. in Education Leadership is comprised of a cadre of highly qualified students that meet on campus in an interactive, group-centered environment for each course during two full weekends per semester with the exception of research and statistics (3 weekends). A majority of the courses are co-taught by two leading professors in the Education Leadership, Management and Policy department and, in most cases, will include independent work between weekends in a format designed by the professors.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online Application
  • A superior academic record (official transcripts from all institutions attended) including receipt of a master’s degree in an appropriate field
  • Current professional vitae/resume 
  • Letter of intent explaining your reasons for applying 
  • Statement of personal and professional goals
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation 

Tuition Support 

A 25% discount will apply to this cohort program based on regular tuition at the time of enrollment. This reduction makes the per-credit tuition cost comparable to certain public universities, and less than other private institutions in New Jersey. Financial aid information is available and we are happy to assist you with the process. 


The faculty in the College of Human Development, Culture, and Media 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. View all faculty »

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Christopher Tienken
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The College of Human Development, Culture, and Media 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 CAEP.

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Contact Us

Diana Minakakis
Director, Office of Graduate Admissions
[email protected]
(973) 761-9668
David Reid, Ph.D.
Program Director
[email protected]
(973) 275-2324