Learn to initiate, facilitate, and sustain improvement in Jewish institutions.
At Lesley, our goal is to inspire imagination, courage, and persistence to improve teaching, learning, and leading.
Here, you'll 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. You'll grow as a leader with vision, and gain skills to put your vision into action.
You'll conduct novel research and create new knowledge drawn from your personal and professional experiences. With faculty mentorship, you'll create a dissertation that explores your area of scholarly interest and inquiry. We'll encourage you to engage in the evidence-based thinking and self-reflection that will foster development throughout your career.
And by joining this low-residency program, you'll join a close-knit community of diverse learners who co-construct knowledge and support each other throughout residencies and online coursework.
This program is a collaboration between Lesley and Hebrew College. You'll take 15 credits of courses through Hebrew College and transfer them into the Lesley program. When you finish both programs, you'll have a Doctoral Certificate in Jewish Educational Leadership from Hebrew College and a PhD in Jewish Educational Leadership from Lesley.
This program is 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.