The Doctor of Education degree at Sacred Heart University has a concentration in Social, Emotional and Academic Leadership. It is housed within the Farrington College of Education and Human Development’s Department of Educational and Literacy Leadership. The 60-credit program includes a doctoral dissertation based on the principles of Improvement Science. Candidates analyze a complex problem of practice, examine root causes, research, implement and assess changes in practice designed to address the issue. The result is a Dissertation in Practice modeled after the guidelines of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), of which our college is a member.

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership


Theses/Dissertations from 2022


A Balancing Act: Analyzing the Effects of Embedded versus Isolated Self-Regulation Breathing Techniques on Inattention and Phonemic Segmentation Skill Acquisition in Kindergartners, Kimberly A. Atkinson


The Journey to Improving Student Connectedness: Exploring Teacher Self-efficacy, Use, and Perceptions of Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy, Christopher F. Cipriano