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The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program at Southern New Hampshire University is designed for pre-K-12 leaders, higher education administrators, curriculum specialists and executive directors seeking to lead in a variety of system-level organizations such as school districts, state departments of education, policy organizations, nonprofits, foundations or institutions of higher education. All candidates will be prepared to shape education policy, build public-private partnerships and understand the steps necessary to lead 21st century schools, colleges, universities or community organizations. The program seeks to produce a new generation of transformational leaders, focused on student learning and able to engage with and lead others in large-scale systemic change. The dissertation will support this focus and contribute important research to the scholarship on organizational behavior, leadership and school reform.

To support candidates in their development as educational leaders, the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program is built upon the national standards found in the Educational Leadership Policy Standards: Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards (ISLLC).

Experienced candidates from various fields in education are encouraged to apply. SNHU is committed to enrolling talented individuals who reflect the full spectrum of society, with respect to race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, political beliefs and other personal characteristics. Most importantly, all candidates must show evidence of having the moral, emotional and ethical dispositions necessary to become effective leaders.


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