Students admitted into our program don’t simply hope for change, they are driven to make it happen. In fact, many of them are already leaders in their fields.
"I believe that if you stay only in your silo, it is harder to find a solution. To truly make change, you have to seek and build experiences outward." Dr. Lisette Nieves, Founding Faculty
We want every student to come to the program with ideas they believe can make a difference and have a lasting impact in their current and future organizations. The idea could address an issue they’ve struggled with for years — like how to reimagine a special-education program for an entire school district, or scale a boutique program sustainably, or design an institute for first-generation and transfer students at a university.
We use an academic lens that challenges students to think of innovative ways to approach their problem and find new applications in their work and lives.
The key objective of this program is to support school, nonprofit, higher education, philanthropic, and corporate leaders focused on education and learning to leverage their experience and skills to drive solutions and impact in their organizations. Using academic scholarship, research, and cross-sectoral exposure, students study all dimensions of schools and other educational institutions and initiatives: conceptual, organizational, political, social, managerial, interpersonal, and technical. The EdD curriculum is grounded in research, experiential practice, and problem-based learning.