New England College

New England College


Doctorate of Education

  • Ed D.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership


Dr. Gavin Henning
98 Bridge Street
Henniker, NH 03242

Program Statement

The Ed.D. program prepares educators to take leadership roles in improving educational systems and advancing student learning and success. The low residency, three- year cohort-based structure of the program is ideal for working professionals, and the focus on applied research allows participants to have an immediate impact on the quality of education in their work environments. The K-12 Leadership and Higher Education Administration concentrations allow participants to develop expertise in specific settings and issues. The program will also engage students, faculty, and other members of the education community in integrated inquiry into issues that span our educa­tional systems. This unique combination of deep understanding, expanded vision, and diverse profes­sional networks positions participants for innovative, entrepreneurial leadership in a complex and changing world.

Program Outcomes

  • Articulate a personal philosophy of professional practice and a vision for educational organizations which is responsive to societal challenges of complexity, diversity, and social justice;
  • Understand and address critical, contemporary issues in educational policy and practice;
  • Understand the relationships between K-12 and higher education systems, policies, and practices and shape coordinated strategies for student success;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of administrative, leadership, and management practices and structures found in diverse institutions of education;
  • Assess teaching and learning and create professional development opportunities to enhance educator effectiveness and student learning;
  • Demonstrate information literacy incorporating of a broad range of education resources and scholarship;
  • Use data to inform evidence-based decision-making about educational issues, enhance professional practice, and promote organizational change/reform;
  • Demonstrate skills to work effectively with others, be advocates for members of the learning community, and lead organizational change and reform;
  • Design and conduct independent and collaborative research; and
  • Demonstrate effective and inclusive written and oral communication skills.

There are 7-week terms that will meet approximately once a month (except May-July) at the Henniker, NH campus with a week long residency the first full-week of August. For incoming students coursework begins in July. Please review the course map for specific courses each term.

Students will meet during two weekends in each seven week course, usually the second and sixth weeks of each course. Each summer the cohort will meet to engage in course work and dissertation development. Participants will display proficiency in meeting the program outcomes through the development of a capstone project, the completion of the dissertation and the creation of an action plan for future growth.

Meets ACPA Commission for Professional Preparation Standards: 
Meets CAS Standards: 

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
Total Program Credit Hours: 
Average Time to Degree: 
4 years

Visitation Program



Entrance Exam: 
  • None Required
Assistantship Required: 
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
  • Full time
Program Delivery: 
  • Hybrid
Comprehensive Exam Required: