Information sessions are held periodically at our site in Georgetown, Delaware. Information regarding our program at Sussex Tech, can be obtained at anytime by contacting Dr. Michael Owens with the Division of Extended Learning at (302) 856-9035.
Doctoral students are accepted each Fall semester as a cohort. Completed applications packets are reviewed in January thru May to determine qualifications for a possible interview. Applications generally consist of a current resume, two letters of reference, submission of all prior college transcripts and completion of an online application. Not all applications are accepted for an interview.
A cohort is a group of students taking the same sequenced courses together.
Widener University’s School of Education, Innovation, and Continuing Studies will offer a planned course of study leading to the Ed. D. in K-12 Educational Leadership with a program focus in School System Leadership and the following certification option: Superintendent Letter of Eligibility*
*To get the Superintendent Letter of Eligibility students will have to take additional coursework that may not be part of the cohort course sequence.
Two courses will be offered each spring, summer, and fall semester. All courses will be hybrid or online. A hybrid course would meet in a traditional class setting from 5:00—9:30 pm up to four times each with additional work assigned on-line. Most of the courses will be offered in 7-week blocks. The online only courses would not hold traditional classes with all work done through email, shared files, chat room, or Skype.
The program consists of 60 credit hours of classes and at least 18 credit hours of dissertation work.) However, students have the opportunity for a transcript review in order to have up to 24 credit hours of previous coursework waived from this requirement.
Classes are designed for the working professional and are offered in a variety of formats including weekend courses, evening face to face, online and hybrid (some face to face and online). Most classes run on 7-8 week cycles meaning a new course begins every two months.
As part of the admission process, your transcripts will be reviewed by the School of Education, Innovation and Continuing Studies. Based on prior and related work at the Masters Degree level, you may be able to receive credit for up to 24 credit hours.
Widener University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association (MSCHE), a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose members comprise approximately 500 collegiate institutions. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits institutions of higher education in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other locations abroad. Additionally, the programs in K-12 Educational Leadership are nationally accredited by NCATE (National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Educators) now known as CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation).