D’Youville’s Educational Leadership students gain real-world research and policy analysis experience that confronts key challenges faced by educational institutions. Students also make life-changing connections with fellow peers in the doctoral program, who serve in a variety of administrative and leadership positions throughout the region. The network of EDL alumni is growing and provides an impressive range of opportunities for research and professional growth.
Through disciplined discussions, student presentations at regional and national conferences, awards dinners and social seminars, students engage with peers, faculty, local and regional leaders and researchers. Coursework not only includes the traditional academic paper which prepares students for the dissertation, but also incorporates the crafting of policy briefs and other projects that apply classroom learning to the student’s practice site and the education profession at large.
Our graduates go on to advance their careers, with many now occupying senior leadership positions in K12 and post-secondary educational institutions; many conduct nationally recognized research, are noted policy analysts, and innovators of educational practice.
Our program can be completed part-time or full-time and is ideal for working professionals who want to give their career a boost. Most courses are offered during evenings, using a hybrid (50% online format), with many offered during the summer.