This PhD program will help you develop your skills as a school leader or administrator.
Develop forward-thinking dynamic leadership approaches that result in the improvement of student learning. Our PhD in Educational Studies Educational Leadership specialization expands your understanding of the disciplines that influence education, systems thinking, strategic planning, cultural responsiveness, and facilitation of collaborative efforts for school improvement. Program outcomes include:
Janet Lyons, Principal of the Austin T. Levy elementary school, demonstrates why she was selected as Rhode Island's Outstanding First Year Principal and shares how pursuing a PhD in Educational Studies with a specialization in Educational Leadership has contributed her success.
University Graduate Council (UGC) is a university-wide body that
concentrates on the efficacy of Lesley University doctoral programs.
The council is convened by the Associate Provost and the membership
includes the deans of the Graduate School of Education and the Graduate
School of Social Sciences, the directors of doctoral programs and
specializations, and faculty representatives appointed by the school
Deans. The UGC monitors the coherence and alignment of PhD requirements
and procedures and inquires about the particular academic needs of
doctoral students and about the quality of the scholarship evident in
the research conducted by doctoral candidates.
Advanced Graduate Council (AGC) acts as the advisory board to the
director of the Educational Studies program. Its work includes the
review and evaluation of policies governing doctoral work within the
Graduate School of Education. The Director of the Educational Studies
doctoral program chairs the AGC. Faculty representatives from across the
University are named for a three-year term. Membership consists of the
coordinators of the three program specializations and other appointees
named by the dean of the Graduate School of Education.
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Lesley University conferred 23 doctoral degrees in 2015. View this year's Graduate School of Education's graduates' dissertation topics.See photos from the ceremony on Facebook!