2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog

Ph.D. in Educational Studies: Jewish Educational Leadership Specialization 45 Credits

This collaboration between Lesley University and Hebrew College is designed for Jewish Hebrew College educators and professionals—leaders at Jewish day schools, colleges, universities or nonprofits; rabbis, cantors, and other congregational leaders; educators who wish to transition into a new Jewish educational leadership role—who seek to take greater responsibility in Jewish educational institutions and organizations. Students in the Jewish Educational Leadership Specialization take 33 credits with students in the Educational Leadership Specialization through Lesley University and 12 credits through Hebrew College.

Graduates will receive a Ph.D. from Lesley University and a Doctoral Certificate in Jewish Educational Leadership from Hebrew College.

Program Prerequisite: Master's degree or Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study

Required Courses (45 credits):

Courses may have prerequisites for registration; please check course descriptions before registering.

Year I (12 credits)

EAGSR 8102Interdisciplinary Seminar I

3

EAGSR 8108The Purposes of School in a Democratic Society

3

EAGSR 8107Critical Contexts for School Leaders

3

EAGSR 7101Quantitative Research Methods I: Statistics for Research

3

EAGSR 9151Doctoral Study

N/A

EAGSR 9151: taken fall and spring semesters

Year II (15 credits)

EAGSR 8109Schools as Systems

3

EAGSR 7115Building Communities of Practice

3

EAGSR 7103Qualitative Research Methods I

3

EAGSR 7104Qualitative Research Methods II

3

EAGSR 8110Change is a Process

3

EAGSR 9151Doctoral Study

N/A

EAGSR 9151: taken fall and spring semesters

After successfully completing a qualifying paper, a student is advanced to Year III.

Year III (6 credits)

EAGSR 8112Ph.D. Dissertation Seminar

3

EAGSR 7502Doctoral Seminar II

3

EAGSR 9151Doctoral Study

N/A

EAGSR 9151: taken fall and spring semesters

Courses Approved for Transfer (12 credits)

As permitted by Lesley University’s existing transfer policy for doctoral study, the following 12 credits of transfer from Hebrew College have been reviewed by Lesley University and accepted for the doctoral program. The following courses are approved for transfer to the Ph.D. in Educational Studies: Jewish Educational Leadership Specialization:

  • Philosophies of Education and Leadership in Jewish Thought and Practice (3 credits)
  • Curriculum and Ethics in Jewish Education (3 credits)
  • Research Trends in Jewish Education (3 credits)
  • Case Studies in Jewish Educational Leadership (3 credits)
  • Jewish Education Leadership Seminar (no transferable credit)