Doctorate in Education: Building Education Leaders

Newly-redesigned, the Rutgers Ed.D. is tailored to complement the needs of working professionals by providing a sequence of coursework and hands-on leadership experiences along with individualized mentoring.  The program guides future and current leaders in the development of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to solve problems of practice and improve instructional quality.  Ed.D. graduates will serve as change agents working to improve the lives of students, their families and communities.  

Designed to be completed in three years, the program teaches students how to:

  • work with instructional staff to enact improvements;
  • diagnose, frame, and address organizational and practice problems;
  • create networks and community partnerships to enact policy;
  • analyze data and draw implications for programs, policy, and practice;
  • hone their pedagogical skills to lead instructional improvements at the classroom and local levels; and
  • advocate on behalf of their educational community.

The deadline to apply is February 1, 2012.  You can learn more about the program by visiting or by attending our in-person open house on Saturday, October 22 from 12-2p.m. at the GSE Lecture Hall, 10 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.