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INSTLD-EDD - Instructional Leadership


Official Name of Program

Instructional Leadership

Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

EDD - Doctor of Education



NYSED Program Code

37630 - INSTLD-EDD

CIP Code


The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Instructional Leadership prepares experienced educators to become effective practitioner leaders able to translate current research into policy and practice.  The program prepares teacher leaders, department chairs, administrators and other education professionals to transform K-12 education, driving better educational experiences and outcomes across larger systems.  The program provides clinically-focused doctoral training and a deep grounding in the research on educational practice, particularly as it applies to urban settings and suburban settings with increasingly diverse student populations. Students develop the ability to synthesize and apply new research to improve educational experiences and outcomes for students, and the skills to communicate their insights effectively as leaders in schools and communities.

Program Highlights

  • Designed to meet the needs of working educators with a part-time cohort model and practice-focused curriculum over five years

  • Focused on interpreting and translating current research into clinical practice.

  • Leverages the strength and expertise of faculty with a wide range of research and practitioner areas who are engaged with current scholarship and practice.

  • Provides opportunities to expand both the breadth of knowledge across the field and depth of knowledge in a particular area of interest.

  • Institutionally committed to serving the needs of public education with an urban focus.