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 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 K-12 students 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 takes about three years to complete, 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 a four-day intensive summer institute for three consecutive years. Noted scholars present alongside University of Redlands faculty at these institutes.
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Graduates are able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of social justice discourses through comprehensive written synthesis, cogent presentations, and informed discussion.
- Demonstrate understanding of 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.
- Critically analyze a range of scholarship to inform professional practice and applied research activity.
- 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 12 post-graduate units (with departmental approval)
- Opportunity to complete the Tier II Administrative Credential concurrently
||Two weeks prior to interview panel dates
|Selection Interviews (for applicants invited after the initial screening)
|| Jan. 31, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, Apr. 25, Jun. 6
||July 8-10, 2013
|8th Annual Summer Institute
||July 9, 2013
Applications for the Fall 2013 cohort are now being accepted. Once the cohort has been filled, no further interviews will be offered.
Anyone interested in applying can contact the School of Education by e-mail or at (877) 299-7547.
The application information and the form are available online.