This weekend cohort doctoral program prepares students for leadership responsibilities throughout the educational arena. This program emphasizes the development of original research and culminates in the writing of a scholarly dissertation. The dissertation uses research skills developed throughout the program and that contributes to the student's body of knowledge in an identified area of emphasis.
The required 36 credits of coursework and minimum 12 credits of dissertation research take three to five years to complete. Cohorts begin each spring semester and meet one weekend per month (Friday evening and all day Saturday), with classes augmented by intensive online learning interaction among faculty and students.
The George Washington University’s three graduate degrees and Post-Master’s Certificate in Educational Administration prepare practitioners in administration or related careers for leadership roles as principals, mid-level administrators, instructional supervisors, superintendents, researchers, and educators in national organizations and beyond.
- • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development (M.A. in ED & HD) in the field of Educational Leadership and Administration
- • Post-masters Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration
- • Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Leadership and Administration
The Global Leadership in Teams and Organizations Certificate is focused on developing global competencies and assisting individuals and organizations to expand awareness of their societies, cultures and environments that impact the workplace.
The four-course, 12-credit program in Global Leadership in Teams and Organizations includes classes at the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus, as well as at affiliate sites in Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America. Students enrolled in the Certificate Program have the option of taking two, three or four courses overseas.
The courses are taught by world-renowned faculty and include visits to top corporate HRD programs, cultural tours and executive panels. Current students looking for interesting electives may take the individual courses for their master's or doctoral programs. Students may transfer any or all courses into a degree program upon faculty approval.
ELP focuses on the interrelationships among people, organizations and learning, while utilizing systemic change processes. The program encourages the learner to challenge assumptions through critical reflection and fosters group and self-directed learning. Theory, research, and practice are balanced throughout the curriculum.
Class convene one weekend a month, all day Friday and Saturday, for two years with a 7-10 day community residency in June. Dissertation preparation is integrated throughout the coursework, and the third year is devoted to dissertation research, writing, and defense. The University provides a standard eight years from the date of admission to complete the program's 72 credits and dissertation.
The six-course program in Leadership Development broadens the learning, leadership, and change capacity of individuals and organizations—putting a global emphasis in Human Resource Development. This program benefits mid- to senior-level executives who lead international and multinational organizations. The program is designed so students can develop their own global competence through learning experiences in locations around the world. Students may pursue a certificate or take courses as electives.
The program begins and ends at the Virginia Science and Technology Campus with classes alternating at affiliate sites in Asia, Europe, South Africa, and South America. The program meets five times a year; each session is completed in one week.