• Doctorate Program

    Executive Model EdD in Jewish Educational Leadership and Innovation

    This program blends an annual five-day Intensive Summer Institute, 4 three-day touchstone meetings spread throughout the spring and fall semesters, and online learning to allow students to complete their coursework in three years. Additional learning activities include independent and collaborative work online. The program culminates with students, supported by faculty advisers, submitting a Leadership Portfolio and Capstone Dissertation Project that consists of a curriculum, case study or action research.

    This new degree replaces the existing doctorate and will be the only doctoral degree granted at AGS.

    • Cohorts of students are admitted every other year. The initial cohort will be admitted for the fall 2014 semester. Students proceed through the program with their cohort.
    • Students complete all coursework in a blended format, combining live sessions and online learning. Each semester offers an integrated 6 credits of learning and students must attend all live sessions and complete online assignments to receive any credit.
    • Students work closely with faculty advisers, who review their progress regularly. After the second year in the program, students may formally apply for candidacy for the EdD.
    • Once accepted for candidacy, and concurrent with the third year of coursework, students begin work on their Leadership Portfolio and Capstone Dissertation Project. Students are expected to submit the Portfolio and Capstone Project no later than two years after completing their coursework.
    • All students admitted to the program, in good academic standing, and who submit a FAFSA annually are eligible for generous support. Support decisions are based on need and merit and may be as much as 50% of tuition. Scholarship recipients will be asked to contribute to the department and advance their professional learning through teaching assistantships, providing webinars, supervising student teachers or other activities. In all cases, such assignments will be determined based on the students’ availability and the advancement of their professional growth.

    Doctoral Program Director: Dr. Moshe Sokolow.
    Senior Doctoral Fellow and AGS Initiatives Coordinator: Suzanne Brooks.

Yeshiva University
500 West 185th Street
New York, NY 10033
212.960.5400

Connect With YU