School of Advanced Studies

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

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Education is the backbone of our society. The schools and systems within education, though, are incredibly complex and increasingly in need of advanced leaders who can manage and lead to success. As a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, you can set the tone for all of the working parts within a schooling institution, from classes to faculty members, all the way up to management and operations, and cause positive change in the lives of students, teachers and the community.

While teachers are often seen as the heart and soul of a school, those managing them and the surrounding operations are typically overlooked. A school’s financing or plans for academic structure can make or break its success, and that’s where you can make a difference, wielding the skills learned in this degree program. During your doctorate journey, you’ll take part in an annual on-campus residency and quickly learn how to shift the expectations of academic achievement. You can be the problem solver, influencer of change and head of operations for an institution, making sure that everyone and everything on campus is thriving. Pave the path ahead and set the example for the future standard of education. 

Requirements and prerequisites

You will need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

Please note the doctoral programs are not designed to lead to educational licensure or certification.

Doctoral degrees require residencies in Phoenix, AZ or other select cities. 

While widely available, all programs may not be available in all locations.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Research to change the community


Learn through research how to affect the educational communities, from the student level to faculty.

Lead an institution


Place yourself in position to lead an educational institution with robust change through critical thinking and innovative approaches to the education system.

Rich community at your service


Our doctoral community of over 5,000 faculty, students and alumni is here for you while you progress through your practitioner program one course at a time. The dedicated doctoral school has been around since 1998, so there’s a wealth of history and resources for you here.

A foundation for success


Form advanced working practices needed to keep your institution in line with educational standards and maintain success long term.

Diverse learning base


The program is crafted with a focus on different learning theories needed in modern education, as well as knowledge on issues in the industry and a path toward educational leadership. You even have access to experienced mentors the whole time who have worked in a wide variety of disciplines.

Resource hub built for you


Your doctoral journey is lined with research centers, as well as faculty, industry professionals and even doctoral alumni to mentor you on the road forward. Easily access doctoral resources from a single web page, too – it’s all there to help you on the road to your own doctorate.
Cost breakdown

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Tuition (per credit) $810.0
Tuition (per credit) for 100/200-level courses Not available
Tuition (per credit) for 300/400-level courses Not available
Electronic materials fee (per course) Not available
Resource fee $175.0
One time application fee $45.0

Fees may be non-refundable. Students pay tuition on a course-by-course basis. All tuition and fees of the University are subject to change.

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Core courses

Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program will include the following courses:

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