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Kean University has created a comprehensive Climb Higher Restart Plan for Fall 2020. Please visit the Return to Campus page to find details and contact information for student services, admissions and more.

What You Learn

Our program prepares you for the next step in your career by giving you a balance of education and fieldwork in and out of the classroom.

  • Collaborate with leaders in school districts and other educational and community agencies
  • Take evening, weekend and summer classes to accommodate your schedule
  • Study current research, theories and practices in urban education, leadership, policy, curriculum and instruction
  • Engage in an applied research project, resulting in a doctoral dissertation

You pursue an extensive internship in a school district, school or other educational setting.

Application Deadlines:

Fall: June 30
Spring: No Spring Admission

Admission Requirements

Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

Program Coordinators:
Soundaram Ramaswami, Ph.D.
East Campus, 205J
(908) 737-5979

Steven LoCascio, Ed.D.
East Campus, 205
(908) 737-5977

Students in building studying

Going for my doctorate gave me the confidence to know I could do the superintendent job and do it well. When I started the doctoral program, I was a vice principal in Linden. What I learned during the program made me apply for a principal position, which I got."

Danny Robertozzi '12
Superintendent, Linden Public Schools
Superintendent in Linden

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