Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management for International Educators
INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION
Alliant’s international Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Management program is designed to engage and advance educational leaders, policy makers, administrators and governmental program developers in a variety of educational settings worldwide. The program is especially appropriate for those experienced leaders invested in the delivery of educational programming in under-served and developing communities around the world.
Graduates of our program will demonstrate expertise in the following:
- The application of cutting edge educational theory through a rigorous understanding of local, national and international trends and best practices in education
- Application of theory and best practices to the delivery of educational programming in under-served markets and developing communities around the world
- Assessment, integration and response to and utilization of the following in the building
and advancement of educational systems:
- Complex data
- Recent technological and entrepreneurial advances
- Political implications and challenges
- Financial trends, opportunities and concerns
- Fundamental, data-driven decision making skills guided and supported by collaboration, innovation, critical thinking and cultural considerations
FORMAT AND PACING
Our 61-unit doctoral program is designed for and accommodates the extensive professional obligations of the international school leader. While the program is rigorous and intensive in its course content and standards for performance, its calendar design supports both the schedule of the school leader and the leader’s aggressive expectation to complete the program in less than three years.
The program blends “in-residence” intensive academic meetings coupled with online instruction during the busy academic year. All courses are taught in English. Full coursework completion is anticipated within two years with an additional year for dissertation research and preparation.
Regional cohorts are formed to both support and challenge member’s growth and participation in the international arena of education. These cohorts are supported by a regional director who offers guidance and facilitates degree progress.
- Summer I: Three-week residency at Alliant's San Diego campus (three courses)
- Fall I: Two online courses
- Winter Intercession I: One-plus week (Friday – Sunday) in residence at Alliant's San Diego campus (two courses)
- Spring I: Two courses online
- Summer II: Three weeks in residence at Alliant's San Diego campus (three courses)
- Fall II: Two courses online
- Winter Intercession I: One-plus week (Friday – Sunday) in residence at Alliant's San Diego Campus (two courses) plus preparation for Comprehensive Exams
- Spring II: Comprehensive Examinations followed by eight-week introductory course to Dissertation Series
- Summer III (and beyond): Work with Dissertation Chair and Committee
Cohorts of 15 or more have the opportunity to schedule classes and locations according to their unique needs.
TURN YOUR EXPERIENCE INTO CREDIT
Alliant honors the historical work of the educational leaders who join our program. Those with ten or more years of experience in the field of education have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of their professional experience that may waive some required coursework. Portfolios are developed under the guidance of the program director and should provide evidence, through utilization of a comprehensive targeted rubric for development, of competency and achievement in one or more of the following areas:
- Leadership (up to 6 units)
- Technology in Education (up to 6 units)
- Finance and Business (up to 3 units)
- Personnel Management (up to 3 units)
- Multicultural Competencies (up to 3 units)
- Politics and Policy Making (up to 3 units)
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE ED.D. IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT FOR
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS PROGRAM
Cohorts are formed each academic year through a rigorous admissions process to admit and form an academic cohort of international educational leaders. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Master's degree or higher from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education
- Official transcripts from all accredited institutions attended by the candidate
- Successful interview with the faculty admissions committee
- Two written letters of recommendation
- Statement of professional philosophy
- Alliant International University application
- May 1 for summer start
- July 15 for fall start
Alliant International University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).