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Instructional Leadership, Doctor of Education

60 Credits
The School of Education
Long Island Graduate Center, Queens Campus


The degree program in Instructional Leadership provide students with an intellectual environment that enables them to refine existing knowledge and develop new knowledge, practices, and skills in the areas of administration, curriculum, diversity, higher education, and instructional technology to take leadership roles in facilitating the growth and development of other educators.

Department Faculty

Please see a list of our Administrative and Instructional Leadership faculty.

Department Contact

Dr. Barbara Cozza
Department of Administration and Instructional Leadership
Sullivan Hall, 512
Queens, NY 11439
[email protected]


Please view the School of Education Graduate Admission Application Requirements for detailed admission information. 


Global Approach to Education

The Instructional Leadership Ed.D. Program is designed to develop educational leaders who are prepared to assume professional leadership in higher education, school-level teaching, social agencies, non-for-profit agencies, corporations and foundations, central-office administrative positions- particularly those directly related to curriculum and instruction, educational technology and differentiated instruction.

The program prepares graduates to:

Adapt curriculum theory to practice.

  • Interpret various theories of curriculum.
  • Identify and implement appropriate adaptations to the curriculum for students with diverse learning needs.
  • Understand and critique curriculum models and practices in the social/political context.

Utilize and interpret educational technology.

  • Design learning modules and units
  • Use web technologies as alternatives or supplements to classroom instruction
  • Conduct research on technology as related to instruction and learning
  • Use technology tools for assessment and accountability
  • Provide leadership in developing instructional technology systems

Address the learning needs of diverse learners

  • Design and implement instructional approaches for students with gifts and
    talents, or those with educational challenges.
  • Develop programmatic designs that facilitate system change to address
    the learning needs of diverse learners.
  • Understand and critique programs and practices for diverse learners from
    local, national, and international perspectives.

Understand and conduct research.

  • Investigate educational issues, using both statistical and qualitative
  • Draw reasoned interpretations from existing research to make decisions
    regarding educational issues.
  • Understand and critique research approaches in light of theory, social
    climate, and methodological strengths and weaknesses.
  • Apply professional and ethical standards in research.
  • Develop professional reports for dissemination to the research community
    via appropriate forums.