EdD in Jewish Education Leadership
Pairing the Jewish professional education expertise of Hebrew College with the world-class research and real-world resources of Northeastern University, Hebrew College and Northeastern's College of Professional Studies offer a Doctor of Education with a specialization in Jewish education leadership. This unique doctoral program combines online courses with on-campus instruction at Northeastern’s Boston campus and intensive summer institutes at Hebrew College to prepare skilled and knowledgeable leaders for Jewish education.
Doctor of Education in Jewish Education Leadership
At no time has it been more urgent for Jewish educational institutions to have innovative, skillful Jewish leaders, capable of addressing 21st century challenges. The Doctor of Education in Jewish Education Leadership is tailored to meet your needs as a Jewish educator or professional who wants to take on greater leadership responsibility in Jewish educational institutions and communal organizations.
Become a Visionary Educational Leader
This program is an excellent fit for a variety of educational professionals:
- Leaders at Jewish day schools, colleges, universities or nonprofit organizations
- Rabbis, cantors and other congregational leader
- Educators who want to transition into a Jewish educational leadership role
A Flexible Format
Our EdD program is highly flexible and designed to accommodate your interests and schedule. The program is offered both online and at Northeastern University’s Boston campus. All candidates participate in a series of intensive summer institutes at Hebrew College.
Course of Study
Designed for working professionals, the EdD is set up for completion in as little as three years. Candidates take 13 three-credit courses and complete a six quarter hour doctoral project — for a total of 45 quarter hours. The course structure is as follows:
- Four foundation courses in current trends in education
- Three courses in research
- One elective course
- Five specialization courses in Jewish Education Leadership
- A doctoral project
Please note: Additional coursework may be required for students who did not complete appropriate prerequisite coursework within their master’s degree.
Becoming a Doctoral Student
Hebrew College and Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies seek the strongest applicants interested in a high-quality doctoral program. There are two pplication deadlines: August 1 and Feb. 1, and students begin the progam at Northeastern University in the summer.
The application process is overseen by the Northeastern College of Professional Studies. To apply, visit the college's website.
Financial aid may be available in the form of federal, state or university loans, grants and scholarships. To learn more, visit the Northeastern University College of Professional Studies website.
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