Educational Leadership

In our Educational Leadership Doctoral Program, the focus is on transformational leadership. We are a vibrant community of nationally recognized researchers and practitioners working to bridge the gap between educational leadership and social justice. The program is designed for current and aspiring leaders who want to democratize education. We are especially concerned about education equity and access among students and communities that have been historically marginalized. Students gain innovative scholarly and real-world knowledge required to solve complex problems in schools and other institutions today. The curriculum equips practitioner-scholars to lead lasting humanizing change. Courses are offered during evenings, using a hybrid (50% online format), many offered during the summer.  

                                     What do Students Say? 

“I attained a promotion into a leadership position in education even prior to graduating due to my doctoral candidacy. D’Youville’s Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership has given me the confidence and strength to believe in myself and my accomplishments and achieve a top career in this field and succeed at it.” 

“Obtaining my doctorate in Educational Leadership at D’Youville has resulted in my promotion. This program provided me the language, skills, and ability to shine in my newly appointed leadership role. The professors work with you at your ability level to bring out your strengths. Each class taught me something different about myself, the educational system, and the world. The program has greatly changed how I approach my leadership role and expanded my larger philosophy and career goals.” 

"...I have always been passionate about education, and every course in the program challenges me to grow and develop as an educational leader in my University. Furthermore, working as a counselor in my community, this program provides the tools I need to empower young women to shape their futures and live productive lives. I am incredibly grateful to the learned and distinguished faculty who respect and value my diversity and support my dreams in this learning journey. Thank you for always guiding me, being supportive, and looking out for me."