Leading Through Inquiry, Inclusion, and Action

Ed. D. in Educational Leadership

Program Overview

This degree is designed for educators who want to engage in serious scholarship into issues of leadership and learning in pre-collegiate educational settings. The program's emphasis on applied research makes it particularly appropriate for those who expect to continue as educators in field settings, although it is not designed exclusively for such students.


The basic program requirements for the Ed.D. consist of a minimum of 90 semester credit hours of graduate level work, of which at least half (exclusive of dissertation hours) must be completed at Syracuse University; completion of a doctoral practicum; and successful completion and defense of a dissertation. Candidates with prior masters degrees, must complete their coursework (again, exclusive of dissertation hours) within four years of matriculation into the doctoral program.

Program Contacts

Joseph Shedd, Program Coordinator

Michelle Mondo

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