Doctor of Education (EdD) to Launch at Fordham Westchester in Fall

The Graduate School of Education will be a launching a Doctor of Education (EdD) program in the fall of 2016 at Fordham Westchester.  The 45 credit program offers a career path so that Graduates will be prepared for leadership positions in K-12 settings.  An EdD is often required for assistant superintendent and superintendent positions in K-12.

This innovative doctoral program is based on the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) model, which creates scholar-practitioners through blending theory and practice to solve contemporary problems in K-12 schools.

Our program emphasizes collaborative learning and leadership development and is designed with applied research and dissertation development as key components of each course.

Our unique dissertation program matches small groups of students with high-level, local school administrators for three years. During that time, students work with this administrator on real-time issues facing the district. Each students’ dissertation will be based on a different aspect of this issue.


In addition to the general requirements for graduate study in the Graduate School of Education, all applicants must

  • Possess a master’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA;
  • Hold Educational Administration Certification;
  • Have three years of educational leadership experience;
  • Hold a leadership role in their school or district;
  • Submit scores either for either the GRE or the MAT examination; and
  • Participate in an interview with faculty.

Application Deadlines: Fall 2016 Start

Browse the Admissions section for more about the application and financial aid processes.


To provide the most comprehensive coverage of each topic, courses are offered sequentially (i.e. students take one course weekly for half of each semester). Courses are offered on Friday evenings and Saturdays in four-hour blocks.

Browse course schedules and descriptions.

Year 1


  • Research in Administration and Supervision 1: Quantitative Methods (ASGE7721)
  • Seminar in Leadership (ASGE7428)


  • Research in Administration and Supervision 2: Qualitative Methods (ASGE7731)
  • Seminar in Organizational Theory (ASGE7432)


  • Seminar in Organizational Behavior (ASGE7440)
  • Critical Lit Review (ASGEXXXX)

Year 2


  • Leading Organizational Change (ASGE7442)
  • Data Analysis and Accountability (ASGE7333)
  • Research Apprenticeship (ASGE8001)


  • Educational Management and Public Policy (ASGE6331)
  • Strategic Thinking, Planning, and Implementation (ASGE7435)
  • Research Apprenticeship (ASGE8001)


  • Advanced Qualitative (ASGE6620) or Advanced Quantitative (ASGE7531)
  • Critical Issues in Administration and Supervision (ASGE6461)
  • Research Apprenticeship (ASGE8001)

Year 3


  • Seminar in Ethics and Social Justice (ASGE7448)
  • Seminar in Organizational Culture (ASGE7446)


  • Dissertation Seminar (ASGE8750)


Dr. Toby Tetenbaum
GSE Admissions

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