The College of St. Scholastica is launching an online Doctor of Educational Leadership (EdD) program. The program is designed to meet the needs of professionals who work in various social sectors, CSS said in a press release Friday.
The EdD program welcomes and seeks current and future leaders in education, health, government, social work and others who would benefit from high impact leadership and change practices. The program will focus on service, social justice and equity to support the lives of individuals who innovate and transform within organizations.
“St. Scholastica and the School of Education strongly believe in the promise of inclusive educational environments,” said Chery Lucarelli, Ph.D., chair of graduate studies. “This program fully supports that ideal.”
Students will develop and use evidence-based solutions in their field, pursue partnerships with peers and communities that advance equity, and take action to solve complex problems within social and education systems. Additionally, students will develop leadership consistent with the goal of advancing social justice within their spheres of influence.
“The EdD is a response to the need for leadership focused on innovation, collaboration and social justice from multiple angles: education, government, healthcare, social work and the non-profit sector,” said Brenda Fisher, Ed.D., dean of the school. education
The 60-credit program will include annual residencies on the Duluth campus with the first cohort of students starting in the summer of 2021.