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New Jersey City University

The Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe College of Education
Educational Leadership
Professional Studies Building
2039 Kennedy Blvd., Suite 329
Jersey City, NJ 07305


Degree Offered

Ed.D., Ph.D.

Program Emphasis

The Ed.D. in Community College Leadership is a practice-focused 55-credit cohort-based online program with an annual 1-week in-person summer institute requirement that is designed to be completed by working professionals in three years. Recognizing the need for future leaders in the community college sector, this program aims to provide students with the essential skills and experiences needed so that they can take on a variety of leadership roles and positions. As a member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) consortium, this program has a strong emphasis on social justice and equity as well as scholarly practice.  

This program is designed to attract faculty, staff, and administrators, especially those from underrepresented groups, who are passionate about the community college mission of access and success and want to develop or enhance leadership skills.

Courses with Community College Emphasis

Community College Leadership Institute (1)
Community Colleges: Past, Present, and Future (3)
Leadership Theory and Change Management (3)
The Scholarly Practitioner (3)
Promoting Equity: Teaching & Supporting Diverse Adult Learners (3)
Educational Research (3)
Innovative Teaching Practices & Modalities (3)
Mentoring (1)
Educational Research II (3)
Strategic Planning, Assessment & Innovation (3)
Experiential Learning I (2)
Community College Finance (3)
Experiential Learning II (2)
Dissertation in Practice I (2)
Strategic Human Resource Management (3)
Mentoring II (1)
Curricular and Instructional Leadership (3)
Student Services Leadership (3)
Dissertation in Practice II (2)
Legal Issues, Policies, & Ethical Practices in the Community College (3)
Critical Role of Partnerships in Community College Leadership (3)
Dissertation in Practice III (2)

For More Information

Department phone number: 201-200-2400

John Melendez, Professor, Co-Coordinator, Community College Leadership Program: