Administration and Supervision (Ph.D.)

Church and Faith-Based School Leadership

57 credits

NYSED 06066

The Division of Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy offers a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree designed for Pre-K–12 administrators. It offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree designed for church and religious school leaders.

The Ph.D. requires 12 credits beyond the requirements for the Ed.D. Applicants may apply for either the Ed.D. or the Ph.D., but they cannot apply to both programs.

The primary focus of the program is the preparation and development of researchers, professors, leaders, and key administrators in church-based and faith-based educational institutions, colleges, school systems, and schools. This doctoral program qualifies GSE students to complement their studies with courses in the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education.

Applicants seeking admission to the Ph.D. program in administration and supervision must meet the general requirements for admission to doctoral study in the Graduate School of Education and these program-specific requirements:

  • have completed at least three years (preferred) of appropriate professional administrative experience
  • possess a master’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university with a major or concentration in a related area
  • have earned a minimum graduate grade point average of approximately 3.5 (B+ or better)
  • show evidence of academic ability, effective communication skills, leadership potential, and seriousness of purpose
  • demonstrate satisfactory command of oral and written English
  • provide two references
  • have earned a satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT); test scores must be less than five years old
  • provide proof of immunization against measles, mumps, meningitis, and rubella
Course Title Credits
Required Courses
Select 10 of the following:30
Shaping Educational Policy
Critical Issues in Educational Leadership
Economics and Finance of Education
Data Inquiry and Analysis
Seminar in Leadership
Social Theories and Educational Institutions
Leadership in Educational Policy and Reform
Administration and Supervision Seminar
Seminar in Organizational Theory
Strategic Thinking, Planning, and Implementation
Advanced Seminar for Nonpublic School Administration
Seminar in Organizational Behavior
Leading Organizational Change
Leading a Learning Organization
Seminar in Organizational Culture, Learning, and Change
Seminar in Ethics and Social Justice
Seminar in the Spirituality of Leadership
Urban Education: Problems and Perspectives
The Impact of Prejudice on Minority Groups in America
Urban Sociology and Education
Research Component
PSGE 7681Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology and Education I3
PSGE 7683Qualitative and Single Case Design Research Methods I3
Select two of the following:6
Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology and Education II
Qualitative and Single Case Design Research Methods II
Hist & Descrip Research (subject to availability)
Directed Research in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy (with adviser permission)
Dissertation Seminar
ASGE 8751Dissertation Seminar: Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy, PhD (3 credits maximum toward degree)3
Collateral Component
Select four courses in religious education 112
Degree Milestones
ASGE 0900Permanent Matriculation0
ASGE 0901Comprehensive Assessment0
ASGE 0999ELAP Proposal Acceptance0
EDGE 0990Dissertation Oral Defense0
EDGE 0999Dissertation Format Review0
Total Credits57
1

The 12 credits of collateral study compose the program’s social science component. Candidates in the Church and Faith-Based School Leadership Program may take courses for their collateral component in the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education. Four courses (12 credits) in religious education are required; however, students with an advanced degree in this area may substitute a combination of other courses, with an adviser’s approval.

Completion Requirements

Students are admitted to the Ph.D. program on a provisional basis, and their progress is monitored through the matriculation review process and periodic review by their adviser, program coordinator, chairperson, and division faculty in dissertation seminar. As part of the matriculation review process in the Division of Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy, during the semester in which students complete 12 to 15 credits, they must demonstrate satisfactory performance on the matriculation-qualifying paper and satisfactory progress in the first 12 to 15 credits of coursework, which lead to permanent matriculation status.

To complete the Ph.D. in administration and supervision, students must meet the general Ph.D. completion requirements and these program-specific requirements:

  • complete the prescribed program of study, including 57 credits beyond the master’s degree, under the direction and approval of an adviser
  • maintain a minimum overall graduate grade point average of 3.5 (B+ or better)
  • complete a qualifying exam and academic review for permanent matriculation
  • complete an end-of-program comprehensive assessment (ASGE 0901 Comprehensive Assessment)
  • complete ASGE 8751 Dissertation Seminar: Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy, PhD, the three-credit dissertation seminar for Ph.D. candidates offered by the Division of Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy, which facilitates student/faculty interaction in the development of a dissertation proposal for the Ph.D. (No more than 3 credits of dissertation seminar may be applied toward the program total credit requirement.)
  • develop and successfully defend in an oral examination an original dissertation that emphasizes the refinement of theological, humanistic, and social science concepts, methodologies, and findings as they relate to faith-based educational institutions, religious organizations, or other faith-based organizations
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallCredits
ASGE 7428 Seminar in Leadership 3
PSGE 7683 Qualitative and Single Case Design Research Methods I 3
 Credits6
Spring
ASGE 7442 Leading Organizational Change 3
UEGE 6243 The Impact of Prejudice on Minority Groups in America 3
PSGE 7684 Qualitative and Single Case Design Research Methods II 3
 Credits9
Summer
ASGE 6461 Critical Issues in Educational Leadership 3
ASGE 0901 Comprehensive Assessment 0
ASGE 7322 Economics and Finance of Education 3
 Credits6
Year 2
Fall
ASGE 7432 Seminar in Organizational Theory 3
PSGE 7681 Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology and Education I 3
 Credits6
Spring
ASGE 7435 Strategic Thinking, Planning, and Implementation 3
PSGE 7682 Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology and Education II 3
ASGE 7430 Leadership in Educational Policy and Reform 3
 Credits9
Summer
ASGE 7448 Seminar in Ethics and Social Justice 3
ASGE 7450 Seminar in the Spirituality of Leadership 3
 Credits6
Year 3
Fall
ASGE 8751 Dissertation Seminar: Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy, PhD 3
Collateral Component: Select four courses in religious education. These four courses can be taken at any time during the program completion. 1 12
 Credits15
 Total Credits57
1

The 12 credits of collateral study compose the program's social science component. Candidates in the Church and Faith-Based School Leadership Program may take courses for their collateral component in the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education. Four courses (12 credits) in religious education are required; however, students with an advanced degree in this area may substitute a combination of other courses, with an adviser's approval.

Please refer to the program requirements for degree milestones courses.