Drexel University Online to Launch Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management

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Drexel University Online, a premier provider of Internet-based higher education, and the Drexel University School of Education are pleased to announce the creation of the fully online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership and Management program.

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Drexel's Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management offers an unrivaled path to career advancement during these evolving times in education. — Eric Hagan, senior program director at Drexel University Online.

Drexel University Online, a premier provider of Internet-based higher education, and the Drexel University School of Education are pleased to announce the creation of the fully online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership and Management program.

“Our Ed.D. is a singular program based on the Drexel philosophy that theory springs from practice,” said William Lynch, dean of the School of Education. “Students are encouraged to challenge their own thinking within a group and venture beyond problem solving to a unique model of individual leadership that will become a lifelong pattern of professional communication and growth.”

For several years, the Ed.D. program has been offered in a blended format that combines on-campus, executive-style weekend classes and online education. In addition to the blended option, the program will be offered in a fully online format starting this fall. It is ideal for principals, school superintendents, directors, K-12 and higher education administrators, as well as community-based, educational organizers who have already completed a master's degree.

“Global forces, emerging technologies, and federal mandates are just a few of the challenges that are transforming education entities into increasingly complex organizations that require exceptional leadership,” said Eric Hagan, senior program director at Drexel University Online. “Drexel's Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management offers an unrivaled path to career advancement during these evolving times in education.”

Through collaborative discourse, action research, and the latest learning technologies, students acquire a facility in finance, leadership, management, creativity, and strategic thinking within the context of their individual education entity, university, and state. Students may choose from several concentrations, including educational administration, educational policy, higher education, human resource development, special education leadership, and athletic administration.

“The Ed.D. program prepares students to be leaders and advocates for educational reform,” said Dr. Allen Grant, director of Educational Administration for the School of Education. “Offering the program entirely online allows us to provide students access to the rigorous education for which Drexel University is known, regardless of their location.”

The online Ed.D. program is led by Grant, who has more than 20 years of educational experience, including 10 years as an early childhood teacher. Grant has held leadership positions with the Louisiana Department of Education and the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. His research interests center around emerging technologies, global studies, and leadership development.

The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management is available starting this fall and is taught by nationally-recognized faculty from the School of Education. For more information on this program or to enroll, please visit http://www.drexel.com.

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About Drexel University Online:

Drexel University Online, a subsidiary of Philadelphia-based Drexel University, specializes in innovative, Internet-based education programs for working professionals, organizations, and corporations in the United States and abroad. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the “Best Online Graduate Programs” in the fields of Business Administration, Engineering, Nursing, and Library Science, Drexel’s online programs are among the elite in the nation. Drexel University has been an innovator in the e-Learning industry, offering degrees online since 1996, and enjoys regional accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools. For more information on Drexel University Online, please visit http://www.drexel.com.

About the Drexel University School of Education:

Drexel University’s School of Education (SoE) has been at the forefront of educating instructors and administrators since it was founded. Today, our commitment continues as we provide an educational experience built on a platform of scholarship and innovation, the cornerstones of Drexel University’s philosophy. Enrolling over 2,000 students each year, the SoE offers a solid and dynamic path of academic and technological innovation for todays’ educators.

Contact: Sabrina Ram, public relations manager, Drexel University Online - 215-895-0511; sr62(at)drexel(dot)edu

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