Education

Jewish Educational Leadership

PhD in Educational Studies, Low-Residency Program

Take a leadership role in Jewish schools, congregations, or nonprofits.

Learn to initiate, facilitate, and sustain Jewish institutional improvement with this PhD program. Grow as a leader with vision, and gain skills to put your vision into action.

Appropriate for Jewish educators and professionals at day schools, colleges, universities, or nonprofits; rabbis, cantors, and other congregational leaders; and educators who wish to transition into a new Jewish educational leadership role. You’ll take courses at Hebrew College, and transfer them into the Lesley doctoral program.

At Lesley, our goal is to inspire imagination, courage, and persistence to improve teaching, learning, and leading.

Here, you'll expand your understanding of the change process. Gain new insights into the role of education in a democratic society and schools as systems. Examine the forces that shape institutional conditions, and the factors that influence how leaders function. Study models of institutional change and how technology can be used for innovation. Take courses in qualitative and quantitative research methods that will prepare you to write your dissertation. In the Doctoral Certificate in Jewish Educational Leadership program, you’ll explore topics that include principles of education and leadership; curriculum and ethics; research trends; and case studies.

At this time, residents of Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, and Oregon are not eligible to enroll in our low-residency PhD programs. All others may apply.

Program Structure

Low-residency PhD program

48 Credits
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Dissertation

You’ll take online coursework and attend three face-to-face summer residencies in three years. After receiving senior advisor and doctoral committee approval for your qualifying paper in the second year, you will be eligible to write your dissertation proposal and dissertation under their direction. The oral defense of your dissertation is open to the public.

Gain Skills and Expertise
Our PhD program prepares you to:
$88,134
Average salary for education professionals with a doctoral degree in New England (Source: Burning Glass Labor Insight)
#1
Superintendents and other hiring managers across Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates. With a combination of theory and practice, our graduates are prepared for leadership positions on day one. (Source: Radius Global Market Research)
Top Schools
Massachusetts ranks as the best state to work in education, with some of the highest performing schools and best salaries in the country according to US News.
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Educational Studies
Dr. Stephen Gould
Steve is director of the Educational Leadership PhD program. He has over 30 years of experience as an assistant superintendent, principal, and teacher, and he served on the Massachusetts Elementary School Principals Association for over 10 years. His expertise includes leadership development, organizational development, team building, and strategic planning, and executive coaching.
Careers
Where You'll Work
Lesley students are prepared for rewarding careers in a range of settings, including:
PhD in Educational Studies Programs

Faculty

Total approximate cost for this PhD degree program. Tuition and fees are for the 2018–2019 academic year.
Jewish Educational Leadership
  • Tuition
    Lesley Tuition: $1,000/credit x 33
    $33,000
    Hebrew College Tuition: $1,000/credit x 15
    $15,000
  • Fees
    PhD Matriculation Fees
    $8,970
    Residency Fees
    $1,050
    Registration Fees (Hebrew College)
    $700
    Registration Fees (Lesley)
    $360
    Degree Completion Fee (Lesley)
    $75
    Degree Completion Fee (Hebrew College)
    $75
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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