Education

Educational Studies: Jewish Educational Leadership

PhD, low-residency program

Take a leadership role in Jewish schools, congregations, or nonprofits.

Learn to initiate, facilitate, and sustain Jewish institutional improvement. Grow as a leader with vision, and gain skills to put your vision into action.

Appropriate for Jewish educators and professionals at day schools, colleges, universities, or nonprofits; rabbis, cantors, and other congregational leaders; and educators who wish to transition into a new Jewish educational leadership role. You’ll take courses at Hebrew College, and transfer them into the Lesley doctoral program.

At Lesley, our goal is to inspire the imagination, courage, and persistence to improve teaching, learning, and leading.

Here, you'll expand your understanding of the change process. Gain new insights into the role of education in a democratic society and schools as systems. Examine the forces that shape institutional conditions, and the factors that influence how leaders function. Study models of institutional change and how technology can be used for innovation. Take courses in qualitative and quantitative research methods that will prepare you to write your dissertation. In the Doctoral Certificate in Jewish Educational Leadership program, you’ll explore topics that include principles of education and leadership; curriculum and ethics; research trends; and case studies.

Program Structure

Full-time or part-time low-residency program

48 Credits
phd students in a classroom
Dissertation

You’ll take coursework and attend residencies in the first and second years of your program. At the end of your required coursework, you’ll complete a qualifying paper. You’ll then advance to year three, in which you write your dissertation, under the guidance of a dissertation committee.

Outcomes
Our PhD in Educational Studies program prepares you to:
Educational Studies
Dr. Stephen Gould
Steve is director of the Educational Leadership PhD program. He has over 30 years of experience as an assistant superintendent, principal, and teacher, and he served on the Massachusetts Elementary School Principals Association for over 10 years. His expertise includes leadership development, organizational development, team building, and strategic planning, and executive coaching.
Careers
Where You'll Work
Lesley students are prepared for rewarding careers in a range of settings, including:

Faculty

Program Cost Description
Total approximate cost for this PhD degree program.
Educational Studies: Jewish Educational Leadership
  • Tuition
    Lesley Tuition: $975/credit x 33
    $32,175
    Hebrew College Tuition: $975/credit x 15
    $14,625
  • Fees
    PhD Matriculation Fee
    $8,970
    Residency Fee
    $1,050
    Registration Fee (Hebrew College)
    $700
    Registration Fee (Lesley)
    $360
    Degree Completion Fee (Lesley)
    $75
    Degree Completion Fee (Hebrew College)
    $75
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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