Doctorate in Leadership for Educational Justice
The University of Redlands Doctorate in Leadership for Educational Justice (Ed.D.) is a nationally unique program, which engages approximately 20 students each year in the rigorous study, debate, research, and practice. Our driving mission is to produce scholarly practitioners who are sought after for leadership roles in schools, districts, agencies and public service.
The program's one-of-a-kind emphasis on educational justice sets it apart. The idea that educators from all backgrounds should have access to quality instruction, resources, and other educational opportunities is a central tenet of the program, and candidates are consistently pushed to analyze and debate the principles of equity and educational justice.
Our energetic, highly qualified faculty constantly strive to help doctoral students develop academically and professionally. At the same time, candidates are pushed to consider innovative ways they can make a difference in the world of education, improving the lives of learners and strengthening the work of schools.
The schedule is structured to accommodate the hectic lives of working educators. The program can be completed in three years, with coursework organized in trimesters during the first two years. Classes are scheduled on Thursday evenings, as well as on several Saturdays each trimester. Students also participate in an intensive summer institute for three consecutive years. Noted scholars present alongside University of Redlands faculty at these institutes.
Graduates are able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of social justice discourses through comprehensively written synthesis, cogent presentations, and informed discussion.
- Apply transformative leadership practices.
- Analyze how judicial decisions, policy, and educational finance systems address educational justice issues.
- Effectively advocate for equitable human rights for the disenfranchised through engaged leadership practice and activity.
- Critically analyze a range of scholarship to dynamically inform professional practice and applied research activity.
- Comprehensively design and implement inquiry relevant to educational justice practices/principles.
Other program features include:
- Mentors from the field
- Practicum seminars featuring leading educational practitioners
- Competitive cost
- Transfer of up to 6 post-graduate units (with departmental approval)
- Opportunity to complete the Tier II Administrative Credential concurrently