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Advance Your Career With a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration

East Stroudsburg University’s Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration (ALS) is grounded in the belief that effective administrators play a key role in advancing their institutions and the wellbeing of the students they serve. ESU’s program is research-based, clinically oriented and carefully designed to meet the needs of working professionals.

  • All courses are taught on the East Stroudsburg University Campus.
  • The course schedule is designed to accommodate the busy life of school administrators, college faculty, and college administrators.
  • All classes are presented in a seminar format that combines theory and application.
  • Coursework is supplemented by cohort retreats that are designed to improve leadership skills, foster collaboration, and enhance problem solving abilities.
  • Students progress through the program as a cohort.
  • Classes are instructed by ESU faculty and practicing administrators in the field.
  • Students are supported through all coursework and dissertation work.
  • Students may qualify for the Pennsylvania Department of Education Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility.

For the past 16 years, ESU’s doctoral program has graduated outstanding administrators who continue to make a difference in the lives of the students they serve. As a testimonial, Dr. Dennis Riker, Superintendent of the Nazareth Area School District shared, “ESU’s doctoral program provided me with a tremendous amount of self-confidence and has caused me to look at myself and reflect on ALL situations. When I entered the program I was a new Superintendent and the program provided me with valuable insights and resources that I continue to utilize today.”

Are you ready to make a difference as an educational leader? We are currently accepting applications for our next cohort. For additional information contact Kevin Quinterro kquintero@esu.edu or Dr. Douglas Lare dlare@esu.edu.

ESU’s doctoral program has positively impacted my career. As a result of the program it is now common practice to seek data and research to support all of my project work.

John A. Toleno, '05 Ed.D Superintendent, Upper Merion Area School District