Starting in the spring 2021 semester, Immaculata University is launching an online, synchronous cohort for the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Program specifically designed for teachers and administrators who hold a master’s degree and work in any Catholic school system.

Students enrolled in the cohort are eligible for a 25% tuition discount.

“We have launched this new cohort in response to the needs of our Catholic educators,” said Marcia Parris, dean for the College of Graduate Studies. “This virtual, synchronous learning model allows us to deliver our highly regarded program with flexibility while bringing together educators from Catholic schools around the region to attend live instruction – remotely.”


Sister Carol Anne Couchara, I.H.M., program director, notes that students will attend classes with colleagues and school leaders from a variety of dioceses. Students in Immaculata’s Educational Leadership Program have commented that such networking with peers and faculty has made an impact on their professional growth.

Immaculata’s doctoral education program “employs expert faculty with educational experience and a passion for teaching as well as a network of experienced adjunct faculty, recognized as leaders in the field,” said Sister Carol Anne.

Following a scholar-practitioner model, students and faculty are focused on theory, research and real-world application of concepts to advance their education and careers.

To learn more about the program, register for a virtual information session on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 4:30 p.m. at For more information on Immaculata’s graduate degrees, certification or endorsement programs, contact the College of Graduate Studies admissions office at or 484-323-3005.

Immaculata University offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programs and is home to 23 NCAA athletic teams. The expansive suburban campus is located in near Malvern, Chester County.