Temple University
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Design Phase: Developing and Designing

ProgramEducation Doctorate

Department: Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies

Current Mission/Goals: Temple’s EdD program fosters and reinforces the university’s commitment to social justice, equity, and ethical practices. The courses, course sequence, and dissertation process cohere around these issues and their implications for educational leadership. We believe that all students benefit from engaging with these issues, and that the program not only contributes to students’ preparation as system-level leaders, but also as citizens in their communities and in the broader world.

Expected Program Outcomes:

The goals of the redesign are to improve the program with novel design features.

Expected Student Outcomes:

Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of effective practices for equitable and ethical school, school district, and system leadership
  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of leadership and learning theories
  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of the history, politics, policy and philosophy of public, charter and independent educational programs
  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of schooling, school governance, organizational leadership and civic engagement
  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of how political, societal, and identity factors that contribute to student and school success
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically engage, diagnose, assess, and address issues of equity and inequality that exist in schools and school districts
  • Demonstrate the ability to review and synthesize research and practitioner literature to examine educational issues
  • Demonstrate the ability to select and apply research methods and theoretical frameworks to address problems of practice
  • Demonstrate the ability to design, engage in and thoughtfully report on research in multiple designated formats (Dissertation, White Paper, Presentation)