Education Doctorate In Organizational Leadership

The Vision of the Doctor of Education (EdD) at Barry University is based on the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED). Barry University applies the CPED framework to the preparation of leaders to become well-equipped scholarly practitioners who provide stewardship of their profession and meet the organizational and educational challenges of the 21st century.

The Education Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Organizational Leadership has specializations in Higher Education Administration and Human Resource Development (HRD).

The EdD is a practitioner-doctorate program that prepares future and present leaders to develop essential knowledge and skills in solving complex problems of practice to improve the performance of organizations in both educational and non-educational settings.

Aligning with Barry’s mission statement to support communities through service learning, the program allows students to utilize their lifelong skill set and knowledge base to enhance performance in local organizations. This program, is centered around the goal of improvement and growth, both on individual and organizational levels. Students will therefore learn how to be of service to organizations and, especially, the people who those organizations employ. The design and the content of the program is aimed at equipping students with necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become successful change agents in organizations.

Two Specializations

  • Higher Education Administration
  • Human Resource Development

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, you will have acquired the ability to:

Higher Education Administration

  • Evaluate current trends within multidisciplinary frames, ranging from community college and university administration as well as student affairs administration, based on The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (2006);
  • Analyze the dimensions of leadership to identify opportunities for continuous improvement and organizational learning across postsecondary institutions, or organizations;
  • Understand governance models across institutions and how these may impact on institutional change and policy development agendas;
  • Evaluate the myriad of action research traditions to identify appropriate solutions to problems of practice within institutions, or organizations;
  • Create synergies within institutions, or organizations, to promote an ongoing commitment to social justice and community engagement; and
  • Develop an understanding of entrepreneurial elements, such as academic capitalism and the international student market, vis-à-vis the internationalization of colleges and universities.

Human Resource Development

  • Project trends in human resource development (HRD) and discuss their implications, including aspects of return–on-investment (ROI) for HRD interventions;
  • Acquire the competencies and attitudes necessary to become outstanding leaders;
  • Engage in a variety of settings including education, health care, social service, religion, business, and government;
  • Investigate problems with originality and scholarship;
  • Be involved in study that enhances and improves professional practice in Human Resource Development;
  • Lead a high priority project at a client organization to effect change; n Serve as a consultant to the client organization; and
  • Utilize their analytical abilities, contextual knowledge, conceptual tools, and professional judgment, developed during their doctoral program, and apply these capabilities to solving real world problems within the client organization.

Accommodating Working Professionals

Each class meets once a week in the evenings throughout the semester. Doctoral students who work full-time can complete the coursework for the program in a 3-year time frame by enrolling in two classes per semester. At Barry your classes are small, so you receive personal attention from distinguished faculty who take a keen interest in your professional development.

An Affordable Education

Barry is committed to making your education affordable. You may qualify for financial aid, as well as for special scholarships and tuition discounts for educators.