The School of EducationQueens Campus, Long Island Graduate Center
The doctoral degree in educational administration and supervision is an opportunity for educational leaders to enhance their knowledge and skills in research and current trends in education, with a view to becoming administrative and policy leaders in the field of education. Highly qualified educational leaders who demonstrate a desire to further their professional and scholarly knowledge, and who possess the dedication and commitment to doctoral study, are selected for this programs.
Please note that the full degree cannot be taken at the Long Island Graduate Center and at least one course must be taken at our Queens campus.
Please view the School of Education Graduate Admission Application Requirements for detailed admission information.
The program consists of a minimum of 60 credits beyond an initial master’s degree in educational leadership or a closely related field. Upon admission, the candidate is assigned a faculty academic advisor who assists in developing a course plan in accordance with the program requirements.
Candidates typically enroll part-time (two courses per semester) for the majority of their program. Courses are offered on the Queens campus (weekday evenings) and at the Long Island Graduate Center location (weekend format). A limited number of doctoral fellowships are available each year for candidates pursuing full-time study. Doctoral dissertation research is conducted with the mentorship of a faculty advisor following the completion of course work.
If you are applying to the Long Island Graduate Center location, at least one course must be completed on the Queens campus.
Doctorate In Administration & Supervision, 60 Credits
I. Core: Choose 4 of 6 Courses – 12 credits
II. Required 3 Credits – To Be Taken In Second or Third Semester
III. Required Research Methodology: 15 credits
IV. Areas of Specialization: 15 credits choose any 5 courses
V. Internship Seminar/Independent Study/ Special Topics in Educational Leadership
VI. Behavioral and Social Sciences component
6 credits-relevant courses approved by Faculty Advisor
(e.g. Anthropology, Sociology, Speech, Business, Linguistics etc)
VII. Full-time Residency Verification
VIII. Doctoral Level Comprehensive Examination Completed (after completion of 51 credits)
IX. Doctoral Research Seminar- Enrollment in EDU 5990 (9 credits) is required for 3 semesters or until dissertation defense is successfully completed (minimum of 60 credits must be completed)
The program will prepare graduates to:
Create a learning environment that supports student achievement.
Understand the knowledge and skills required of school leaders.
Demonstrate knowledge of the current research, major theories, models and principles of teaching and learning.
Understand the value, power and role of maintaining a high standard of personal and professional ethics.
Understand the value of human resources in leading an organization.
Demonstrate the ability to conduct research that will make a significant contribution to the field.
The doctoral degree in educational administration and supervision provides a means for candidates to participate at the state and national levels in conducting research and impacting educational policy and practice through engagement in professional organizations and agencies.
Our program graduates have advanced in leadership roles in their respective schools and districts. They are also actively engaged in preparing future teachers and school leaders through teaching at colleges and universities, or administrative positions in governmental agencies or research organizations that play a role in education.
The Department of Administrative and Instructional Leadership has partnerships with educational agencies in the metropolitan area, including the Nassau County BOCES, Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Stony Brook University and the New York City schools. Collaborative ventures with educational institutions in Korea and Italy have also been established.
What makes our program unique? Why come here?
The doctoral program at St. John’s University has an outstanding reputation for quality and completion. Faculty advisors work closely with candidates to identify research topics pertinent to the field of education and relevant to their own work contexts. The partnerships listed above provide a unique opportunity to examine issues in education with data that reflects the current challenges in the local area, region or state.
University Career Services provides assistance to candidates as they seek to identify opportunities for advancement.
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