The Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.), focusing on poverty and technology, is designed to provide rising school district state level and organizational leaders with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to develop and implement programs that support the Commonwealth’s children in realizing their full academic potential in a wide variety of educational settings.

This is a partnership program between Shippensburg and Millersville Universities.  Both universities are highly regarded for their NCATE-accredited education programs and recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for innovative teacher preparation and administrator training programs.

The part-time nature of the program and the accessible delivery make the program a great option for school personnel that are currently employed in professional positions.

Some key benefits are:

Part-time program

Course work delivered in blended face-to-face, residency-based instruction, online and hybrid models

Face-to-face foundation classes meet on Saturdays and/or Sundays at Dixon University Center. Students typically meet about 4 to 6 Saturdays or Sundays per semester, depending on the course.  Summer courses may meet more frequently.

Residency courses are field based and require candidates to work in their school districts and/or organizations as well as participating in  group seminars and professional learning community sessions as needed.

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