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Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

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Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Expand and grow your leadership knowledge, skills and abilities with the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EdD). This EdD degree program will prepare you to strategically manage and lead complex educational organizations in the areas of budgeting, teacher management and operations.

When you enroll in our online doctorate in education, with annual on-campus residencies, you’ll quickly learn how you can grow as a leader who transforms institutions to meet the current and future expectations of education.

*Please note that while University of Phoenix, a regionally accredited university, offers doctoral programs in education, these programs are not designed to lead to educational licensure or certification.

This online program requires brief residencies in select locations. This program is not available to residents of all states. Please contact a University Enrollment Representative for details.

What you'll learn

The mission of the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership degree program is to prepare students and professionals to become effective leaders who value diversity and academic integrity and have the competencies essential for shaping the future within complex educational environments. The program promotes a commitment to fostering innovation, collaboration, scholarship, and service. Throughout the program students will be educated in the concepts, knowledge and skills necessary to make valuable contributions to the field of education and society.

How to customize your degree

Focus your educational journey even further. By adding one of the following areas of focus, you can better tailor your degree to your career, interests and the skills you want to learn.

Make an informed choice

We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.

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How to afford your degree

Find out how you may be able to lower your out-of pocket expenses and what options may be available to help you fund your education.

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How to get started

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Some programs have additional requirements such as field experiences, clinical components or residencies that may last from three- to eight-days. Please contact a University enrollment representative for details.

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The School of Advanced Studies

Earning a doctoral degree is a significant milestone in your educational and professional career — and an opportunity to make an impact in your community.

Our educational model

Our doctoral programs combine group discussions, residencies and the dissertation process to help you expand your understanding of how leaders can influence change through research.

The dissertation

The culmination of your doctoral degree uncovers new knowledge through original research and applies the models, theories and skills you will have learned in your coursework.