The Executive Doctorate in Education, a program designed for working professionals with leadership experience, prepares scholarly practitioners to improve education for diverse students and stakeholders. The program develops equity- and justice-based leaders to plan and enact meaningful change across settings. Faculty members emphasize the intersections of theory, policy, and practice and encourage students to apply learning across contexts to solve complex educational issues. Seton Hall University, as a Catholic, research-focused institution, has a long standing reputation for creating transformative leaders. Graduates have pursued careers as school, district, community, and state leaders.
The Executive Ed.D. is a cohort-based, accelerated program that includes a creative mixture of hybrid and online learning. Students may complete the 54-credit program in two and a half to three years. The cohort model allows students, working with distinguished faculty and leaders, to develop a learning community and create lasting professional networks. During coursework, a faculty advisor guides the cohort. During the dissertation process, dissertation mentors provide individualized support to students. The program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals. In-person courses occur on Saturdays and Sundays during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The course sequence incorporates thoughtful combinations of hybrid and online modalities to respect students’ busy schedules and support quality teaching and learning.