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Education Department

Karen P. Fasanella, Ed.D.
Chair, Department of Education

Santa Maria Hall 13B

Phone: (973) 290-4377

Unique Elements and Outcomes

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Unique Elements of This Program

  • Students will complete all courses as a cohort and will progress through the program by taking all of their classes together.
  • Students will function as members of teams and work collaboratively on the study, collection, and analysis of data and the development of research-based solutions to educational problems. Research teams will extend beyond the University to the larger community.
  • The foundation of the program is aligned with the Professional Standards for School Leaders (PSEL).
  • Students will receive personal attention and service from SEU departments at times that are convenient for working adults.
  • Flexible hours for advisement, registration, and career counseling are available to fit in with students' busy schedules.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the doctoral program the students will be able to:

  • Commit to and act upon the principles of servant leadership.
  • Demonstrate their role to prepare both themselves and the learning community to build a just society.
  • Identify, promote, and sustain high performance learning communities.
  • Apply research methodologies for systemic improvement of schools and other educational communities and institutions.
  • Analyze and articulate the individual and social purposes of education.
  • Evaluate the role of servant leaders as stewards of both human and fiscal resources.