Aug 10, 2022  
University Catalog 2022-2023 
    
University Catalog 2022-2023

Educational and Professional Practice, Social Justice Leadership, Ed.D.


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EdD in Educational and Professional Practice: Social Justice Leadership
Location:
AU Distance and Extended Education
Credits for Degree: 60 semester credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Low-residency
Standard time to completion: 36 months

Program Overview

The Ed.D. program is designed to prepare change-oriented professionals who use educational practice in the service of more just and inclusive schools, organizations, and communities. Through a transdisciplinary curriculum that includes shared seminars in a diverse learning community, and individualized work within the chosen specialization, students will enhance their ability to address issues of equity, ethics, and social justice.

Students specialize in one of the following transdisciplinary areas of inquiry: Critical Pedagogy; Environmental and Sustainability Education; Humane Education; Multicultural and Anti-Racist Education; Social Justice Leadership; Waldorf Education; or Self-Designed.

The specialization may be composed of seminars and individualized study. Students may also choose to take courses in other Antioch programs and to transfer in credits from previous graduate work, pursuant to program requirements. Each student’s dissertation topic will fall within the chosen specialization.

The program’s culminating project will be a Practice-Based Dissertation that establishes students’ standing among scholar-practitioners who seek workable solutions to complex issues in schools, communities, and national and global settings.

Social Justice Leadership Specialization

Students in the Social Justice Leadership specialization inquire into the theory and practice of leadership with an emphasis on enacting justice and equity in their educational practices whether in schools, non-profit or for-profit organizations, and community-based organizations. Students will read about leadership theories and reflect on their own practices in developing a philosophy that embraces a social justice orientation and employs systems thinking and analysis, relational practices, complexity principles, and mission-based advocacy. In addition to engaging with the challenges of taking leadership theory into practice, students in the specialization will explore diverse meanings of social justice, including classical western views of justice as well as contemporary perspectives produced by marginalized voices that reconceptualize meanings of justice. Scholar-practitioners in Social Justice Leadership will theorize and engage in the creation of socially just spaces through skilled leadership that involves educational practices. Students will investigate the intersection of leadership, power, ethics, morality, and justice, emphasizing ways in which marginalization and exclusionary processes and systems may be dismantled.

The specialization may be composed of seminars and individualized study. You may also choose to take courses in other Antioch programs and to transfer in credits from previous graduate work. Each student’s dissertation topic will fall within their chosen specialization.

Current Tuition and Fees

University Tuition and Fees  

Specialization Courses (12 Semester Credits)


Foundations


(Students take the Foundations course for their chosen specialization; 3 semester credits)

Special Topics


(Students take three, 3-credit Special Topics courses within their specialization; 9 semester credits)

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