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  • Center for Education

    • Graduate Division
    • Hyatt Hall
    • tel: 610-499-4294
    • fax: 610-499-4623
  • Zora M. Wolfe, EdD

K–12 Educational Leadership (EdD)


  • School System Leadership

    Learn how to become an effective administrator and leader before and after the school bell rings.

  • Instructional Technology Leadership

    Learn how to help teachers integrate the latest technological tools into the classroom or help develop new strategies that can be implemented district-wide.

  • Pupil Services Leadership

    Learn how to effectively lead the students in your school or district so they can be the best version of themselves.

Why Widener?

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Degree at Your Pace

The flexible, part-time program is ideal for working professionals. The curriculum includes a mix of online and on-campus coursework that can be completed at a pace that fits your lifestyle.

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Personalized Learning

At Widener, students have the advantage of a customized approach to earning their degree. The program allows students to tailor graduate coursework to their desired career goals. 

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Expert Faculty

Faculty in K–12 educational leadership program are incredibly knowledgeable and have many years of experience in the field. Widener inspires academic excellence and teaches students to access accurate and up-to-date information in the field of education.

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Valerie Eckman


A career in education will present its challengesPersevere and serve as a model of a lifelong learning for your students and colleagues...Always remember that you are making a differencecelebrate the daily successes of students in your classroom.

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Widener's K–12 Educational Leadership graduate program is designed to fit the busy schedules of working professionals. Students have the advantage of a customized approach to earning their degree by tailoring graduate coursework to their desired career goals.

Potential Careers

  • Superintendent
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Central office supervisor/Director of curriculum
  • Principal
  • Teacher leader/Coach
  • Intermediate unit administrator/Director/Supervisor

Recent Employers

  • School districts
  • Charter schools
  • Private schools
  • State and federal education agencies
  • Universities and colleges


ncateThe Center for Education at Widener is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs at Widener’s Main Campus and online programs. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P–12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.