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EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies


This collaborative doctoral program is intended to promote the professional development of selected educational leaders in Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS). The design, development, and delivery of the program is a shared responsibility between FIU’s Department of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies and M-DCPS. Its curriculum enables students to become familiar with and effectively utilize both theoretical and technical knowledge in the interest of best practice. The program of studies is multidisciplinary and integrates broad intellectual perspectives into the study and practice of Educational Administration/Leadership.

Program Director: Daniel Saunders

Career Outlook

  • Assistant Principal
  • College Provost
  • Dean of Students or Faculty
  • Director or Supervisor
  • District Administrator
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Principal
  • University Registrar