Educational Administration, EdD

Our Doctor of Education (EdD) program in educational administration is ideal if you are a PreK–12 school leader/administrator at the building and/or district level and you are interested in either advancing your academic career or seeking stimulating professional development. Our program is designed to prepare future building and district level leaders, frequently operating at the highest levels of administration. The EdD program is different from the PhD program in that the EdD has a greater emphasis on application to identifying and addressing problems of practice as a leader/administrator.

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Why Educational Administration at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • cohort groups working together during the program
  • cohort seminars on school leadership
  • collaborative applied research on school-based issues and leadership actions
  • flexible coursework delivery to meet your needs
  • focus on teamwork and collaborative problem solving
  • hybrid courses that meet four weekends on Friday and Saturday evenings
  • individual or collaborative capstone project or disertation research
  • integration of theoretical and experiential learning

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Doctor of Education (EdD)
Credits required for completion 72
Time to completion 3 years
Course delivery Online
  • Administrative positions in local school administration and state and federal government
  • Teaching, researching and policymaking positions in higher education across New York State and worldwide
Application deadline Summer admission only
April 15

Program Faculty

Baxley, Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn Baxley

Assistant Professor
Educational Leadership And Policy

485 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: 716-645-1085


Research Areas: Race, Inequality, and Education; Racism and AntiBlackness; School and Community Partnerships

Iantosca, Megan

Megan Iantosca

Associate Professor
Educational Leadership And Policy

477 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: 716-645-1095


Research Areas: Access and Equity; Achievement; Diversity; Educational Policy; Equity and Poverty; Ethnography; Gender, Culture, and Equity; Higher Education; Organizational Change; Qualitative Research Methods; Race, Inequality, and Education; Sociology of Education; Urban Education

Lemke, Melinda

Melinda Lemke

Associate Professor
Educational Leadership And Policy

University at Buffalo, SUNY Graduate School of Education Buffalo, NY 14260-1000
Buffalo, NY 14260


Research Areas: Critical Policy Analysis; Educational Policy; Gender Studies; Global Issues; Legal Issues; Politics of Education; Qualitative Research Methods

Stone-Johnson, Corrie

Corrie Stone-Johnson

Associate Professor
Educational Leadership And Policy

473 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: 716-645-2471


Research Areas: Administration/Management; Curriculum and Instruction; Educator Preparation; Global Issues; Leadership; Leadership Training; Organizational Change; School and District Reform; Urban Education

Questions about the program?

Coordinator of Educational Administration

Associate Professor
Dept. of Educational Leadership and Policy
473 Baldy Hall


Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions About the Admission Process?

Graduate School of Education
366 Baldy Hall, North Campus

University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.