Educational Leadership Concentration

Educational Leadership

Inspire and guide others for a greater good

The Educational Leadership concentration is part of the Leadership Psychology PsyD program at William James College. This concentration is designed for current school administrators (directors, principals, assistant principals, assistant superintendents) or others looking to advance their career in an educational setting and/or in consulting for schools and school districts. This concentration takes a deep dive into what it means to be a successful and visionary leader in pre-K-12 educational settings.

An effective leader is an individual with strong reflective abilities, emotional insight, and a secure sense of self. Modern leaders must be able to create a work culture that inspires employees; they must also be able to collaborate with a wide range of people who may think differently, including students, teachers, parents, community members, and peers. This program prepares leaders to examine issues from multiple perspectives and the resilience to withstand the inevitable emotional and political storms that are part of the dynamics of improvement.

The William James College approach pairs experiential learning with classes and study of organizational and leadership psychology to provide a practical hands-on experience. Throughout their education, students are actively engaged in putting into practice in the field what they’re learning in the classroom.  The application of research linked to systems thinking and theories of change and how they apply to an educational context will prepare leaders and consultants for shaping schools of the future.

PsyD in Leadership Psychology

Offered as part of the PsyD in Leadership Psychology program

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A Hybrid Program for Working Professionals

The Leadership Psychology PsyD program and the Educational Leadership concentration are designed for working professionals and are primarily delivered online. On-site residencies at our campus in Newton, MA (just outside of Boston), require three 4-day residencies each year. These are scheduled in advance on Tuesday-Friday in the fall, spring and summer.

Students who choose the Educational Leadership concentration will take the following three courses:

In addition to the 3 courses, students will be required to complete practicum hours in educational settings and focus their doctoral project on an approved topic in Educational Leadership.

Concentration Faculty

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kris Taylor.

Kris Taylor, EdD

Kris Taylor, EdD

Director, Educational Leadership Concentration
kris_taylor@williamjames.edu