Course Delivery


Both program tracks of the Educational Leadership for Diverse Learning Communities Ed.D. program follow the same philosophy, curriculum, and program completion requirements. The program is offered on a part-time basis. Participants will complete six credits each semester. The cohort-based course work may be completed in three years, followed by the dissertation sequence, which may be completed in three additional semesters, or one and half years. The Ed.D. curriculum includes required courses, cognates (electives) and guided dissertation development. Participants will complete a minimum of 54 credits of coursework, including the dissertation design courses. Continuous registration is required until the dissertation is defended. 

Hybrid On-Campus Program Track
In each course of the blended (hybrid) on-campus Ed.D. program students engage in the following learning activities:

  • Each course will meet for 15 hours of face-to-face instruction during 5 Saturdays each semester
  • Participate in a minimum of 25 hours of online learning
  • Engage in 5 hours of field work per course

Online Program Track
All required courses, cognates and the guided dissertation development are offered online and will include 40 hours of synchronous and/or asynchronous online learning experiences and 5 hours of fieldwork per course.

  Canvas is Molloy's new comprehensive learning platform designed to support fully online or blended learning with features that enhance student learning and collaboration. The Canvas online modules contain links to readings and videos that you may explore on your own or in collaboration with others. The discussion boards allow you to respond to required and self-selected readings and then engage in a dialogue about the readings with each other. Canvas lends itself to setting up various group activities, connects easily to library resources and also leverages various external tools such as Google docs. And, Canvas support is available 24 hours a day - seven days a week!To obtain more information about this doctoral degree, please call 516.323.3164 or email