This new program was a collaboration between NYU Steinhardt’s educational leadership and policy studies programs and higher education programs.

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New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development today announced that its Administration, Leadership, and Technology (ALT) Department will offer a new Doctorate of Education (EdD) in Leadership and Innovation. The program combines 24 months of continuous technology-enhanced courses with two immersive in-person residencies.

“Our new Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Innovation will help transform the next generation of leaders across myriad sectors,” said Dominic Brewer, the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of NYU Steinhardt. “Developed with the needs of experienced working professionals in mind, this program has been carefully crafted to expand students’ leadership skills as well as their ability to develop innovative solutions that affect sustainable and scalable change in their organizations.”

This new degree is one of only a few two-year EdD programs offered by top-tier research universities that allows students to continue working while they study, applying learnings to their day-to-day. The program also includes two week-long on-campus immersive residencies at the start and end of the program.

The EdD program is centered around students’ integrated capstone projects that address persistent challenges in their organizations. Using academic scholarship, research, and cross-sector exposure, students study all dimensions of schools and other educational institutions and initiatives: conceptual, organizational, political, social, managerial, interpersonal, and technical.

The program was a collaboration between NYU Steinhardt’s educational leadership and policy studies programs and higher education programs. ALT Department Chair Noel S. Anderson, and Lisette Nieves, clinical professor of educational leadership and policy studies, are among the program’s talented and globally respected founding faculty.

“Transformation in education relies increasingly on cross-sector collaboration,” said Anderson. “Now there is a doctorate at a top notch, global university that supports leaders in doing just that.”

The priority application deadline to be considered for the first cohort is October 31. The standard application deadline is November 19. All applicants must meet the minimum qualifications:
• Seven to 10 years of work experience
• Demonstrate a commitment to, and understanding of, ongoing challenges in education at the Pre-K-12 level, in higher education, or lifelong learning
• Have a master’s degree and a GPA of 3.0 or higher

To learn more about the degree program or join an upcoming informational session, visit https://leadershipinnovation.steinhardt.nyu.edu.

About the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Located in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development prepares students for careers in the arts, education, health, media and psychology. Since its founding in 1890, the Steinhardt School's mission has been to expand human capacity through public service, global collaboration, research, scholarship, and practice. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit steinhardt.nyu.edu.