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Those who want to refine their research skills and qualify themselves in a specific area of study often decide to earn a Doctor of Education degree. This type of degree is highly advanced, and it can only be earned after students obtain a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

What is a Doctor of Education in Leadership? This program helps professionals in the education sector strengthen their analysis, communication, inquiry, and decision-making skills, so they are better able to address critical problems facing the education system today. Students may take multidisciplinary coursework that focuses on leadership, learning, entrepreneurship, curriculum, educational strategies, and more. They may also engage in extensive research as it relates to education.

Earning this degree can provide graduates with the credentials they need to move up within the education system. Students may also learn how to refine their leadership style and enhance their decision-making abilities, so they are better able to serve the schools they work at.

When it comes to the total cost of earning a Doctor of Education in Leadership, no two students pay the same amount overall. This is because many factors, such as how long the program takes to complete and how much the specific school charges for tuition, can affect the total cost.

Graduates with a Doctor of Education in Leadership can work in professional, administrative, academic, research, or clinical positions within private organizations, public institutions, K-12, or higher education. For example, those with this degree can work as a school superintendent, education administrator, school principal, or university professor. Others may pursue positions as an instructional coordinator or a curriculum specialist.

Programs for this type of degree exist throughout the world, in person and online. To get started with the application process, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Pepperdine University

The ELAP program prepares leaders in public & private (K-12) education to create and sustain powerful learning communities. This program offers a dynamic curriculum f ... [+]

Pepperdine University GSEP does not offer full scholarships. You can read more about the available opportunities for new students here. Pepperdine University GSEP also offers graduate assistance, teaching assistance, and research assistance opportunities. GSEP does not provide tuition reimbursements. Creating a Better Educational Future

The ELAP program prepares leaders in public & private (K-12) education to create and sustain powerful learning communities. This program offers a dynamic curriculum focusing on action research, continuous improvement and developing culture.

Program Overview

Designed for educational leaders in public & private (K-12) education from around the globe who serve and/or aspire to serve in dynamic leadership roles at school sites, district and county offices of education. Its 60/40 hybrid learning format engages students in both face-to-face and online learning environments. Face-to-face meetings are held in four-day intense sessions five times over each academic year; online learning engages students in innovative and dynamic learning in between the face-to-face sessions. Weekend sessions are held at the West Los Angeles Graduate Campus.... [-]

USA Los Angeles
September 2019
Full-time
42 months
Online & Campus Combined
Texas Tech University in the Hill Country

The program's primary focus is the preparation of leaders who are reflective professionals developing a vision and acquiring skills to reform, renew, and improve schools ... [+]

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Texas Tech University's Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare key leaders in school districts and college or university faculty. The program's primary focus is the preparation of leaders who are reflective professionals developing a vision and acquiring skills to reform, renew, and improve schools and school systems that cultivate democratic learning communities that value social justice and equity.

Program Overview

The Program is designed to prepare executive school leaders who can identify and implement research-based solutions to high-leverage problems of practice within a PreK-12 school district context. In a three-year sequence of defined courses concluding with a problem of practice dissertation, participants will deepen their abilities to lead instructional change, identify problems of practice, and implement interventions in their local educational organizations to improve student achievement.... [-]

USA Fredericksburg Marble Falls
January 2020
Full-time
96 - 99 hours
Campus
Universidad del Turabo

The Doctoral Program in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership serves the purpose of developing professionals with the theoretical and practical knowle ... [+]

Description

The Doctoral Program in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership serves the purpose of preparing professionals with the theoretical and practical knowledge that allow the application of organizational processes and the theories of leadership that promote the development of strategies, mental habits, and values for creative and highly effective leadership within the educational enterprise.

Curriculum

Social Context Courses

EDUC 714 Historical and Philosophical Perspectives of Education EDUC 715 Social, Cultural and Political Dimensions of Educational Organizations EDUC 716 Contemporary Problems and Trends in Education EDUC 717 Legal Aspects of Education EDUC 718 Ethics and Education ... [-]
Puerto Rico Gurabo
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Unicaf University (ZM)

The Doctorate of Education degree is aimed at experienced educational professionals and sets out to place you at the leading edge of your professional field in terms of k ... [+]

The Doctorate of Education degree is aimed at experienced educational professionals and sets out to place you at the leading edge of your professional field in terms of knowledge, awareness, and understanding.

The EdD is for those who are eager to make substantial and original contributions to the development of educational knowledge in a broad range of educational settings including K-12 schools, colleges, universities and governmental organizations.

Delivered through a blend of online interactions and real-world experiences, the EdD program allows students to continue working full time while pursuing a degree that will distinguish them as organizational leaders. Students will explore how learning occurs in formal and informal workplace settings, examine effective strategies for facilitating organizational learning, and learn to create systems that produce more effective, adaptable and competitive organizations.... [-]

Cyprus Larnaca USA New York Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Kenya Nairobi Nigeria Lagos Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Online  + 25 More
Open Enrollment
Part-time
Campus
Online
London South Bank University

The Doctorate in Education is a unique opportunity for experienced professionals to gain a practice-focused higher degree. The EdD engages with education in its broadest ... [+]

The Doctorate in Education is a unique opportunity for experienced professionals to gain a practice-focused higher degree. The EdD engages with education in its broadest sense across the age range from early years to adulthood. It is relevant to all educational settings and students come from a range of backgrounds beyond traditional education, such as the charity sector, prison, and social work.

Hear from current students, Janine FitzGerald and Andrew Read:

Participants with an interest inequality, diversity, sustainability and inclusion (themes within the realm of social justice) will gain much from working with a diverse group of peers and tutors from a range of backgrounds. Everyone associated with the EdD shares a commitment to the notion of social justice, which underpins our work in education and broader research at LSBU. The close association between the University Research Centres, LSBU's Doctoral Academy, and masters programmes provides opportunities to work with like-minded research-active peers within a lively and supportive learning community.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Part-time
5 years
Campus
University of Technology Sydney

The Doctor of Education is designed to meet the needs of practitioners and professionals who wish to research some aspect of their field of practice. Candidates embark on ... [+]

The course caters not only for students committed to an academic path, but for senior practitioners from public and private sectors who wish to study and undertake research at the highest level.

The purpose of the course is to enhance the practitioner's capacity to question, analyse, critique and develop their profession and its practices. It is a research degree whose purpose is to assist professionals to develop a relationship between research and their professional activities, in areas such as policy development and appraisal, innovation and administration.

Career options include leadership roles in the education field as a principal, manager, planner, policy adviser, teacher or trainer, in a government, industrial, commercial or community setting.... [-]

Australia Sydney
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 8 years
Campus
University of Stirling

Our Doctorate in Education is an ideal development opportunity if you’re a senior education professional seeking to enhance and utilise your research expertise. Whatever ... [+]

Overview

Our Doctorate in Education is an ideal development opportunity if you’re a senior education professional seeking to enhance and utilise your research expertise. Whatever your area of education – from schools, colleges and universities to professional, work-based and lifelong learning, or policy development – earning a Professional Doctorate will position you as a leader in your field.

Our Doctorate in Education is tailored to the needs of busy professionals and combines an excellent grounding in research methods and educational theory with the opportunity to put your research to work in improving professional policy and practice.

You’ll work towards your EdD either full or part-time under the guidance of expert teachers who have helped to secure the University’s reputation as one of the top 10 in the UK for Education studies (The Complete University Guide 2019).... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
36 - 96 months
Online & Campus Combined
Universidade da Coruña

The Doctoral Program in Equity and Innovation in Education is promoted by the Universities of A Coruña, Cantabria, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela and Vigo (Coordinating U ... [+]

Introduction

The Programme Doctorate in Equity and Innovation in Education Is promoted by the Universities of A Coruña, Cantabria, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela and Vigo (Coordinating University). It is oriented to the training of teachers and educational researchers from the perspective of equity and innovation.

Why study the degree

This Program seeks to respond to the existing need in today's society to focus education from the perspective of equity and innovation, justifying their interest and need in the following evidence:

The need to give continuity and offer ways of research specialization to the studies resulting from the new organization of the university system in Education, and more specifically:The studies of teacher education in Primary and Secondary Education, which after the recent reforms are called to give access and continuity in studies of second and third cycle; The studies of teacher training of Compulsory Secondary School, Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Language Teaching, Other masters of educational specialization already existent in the participating universities. The realization of the need to promote research that addresses the problems of social and educational inequality present in our society and that are taking on new forms as a result of the social transformations of the country and the effects of a globalized economy and an increasingly fragmented society . The training of researchers prepared to detect, analyze, investigate and promote innovative educational processes committed to equity, social justice and inclusion is a highly complex challenge that forms the core of this program. In the same... [-]
Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
South Carolina State University

The Ed. D. degree program of study is designed to give students a broad conceptual framework in leadership theory and research. ... [+]

The Department of Educational Leadership offers two (2) degree programs in educational administration: the Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree and the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree.

The programs were implemented at South Carolina State University in August 1983 and strive to produce graduates who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to produce and maintain high academic achievement in the public schools through effective performance, reflective decision-making, and humanistic practice.

In June 1986, the South Carolina Department of Education, using standards developed by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC), approved the Ed. S. and the Ed. D. degree programs for granting elementary and secondary principal and superintendent certification. In December 1986, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) granted Level IV accreditation to South Carolina State University because of the quality of the Ed. D. degree program in Educational Administration.... [-]

USA Orangeburg
September 2019
Full-time
30 semesters
Campus
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School

The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law will prepare professional educators to be part of a vanguard through the twenty-first century. These educa ... [+]

The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law will prepare professional educators to be part of a vanguard through the twenty-first century. These educators will be provided with: the necessary knowledge of their subject; an understanding of our diverse culture; technological skills; critical thinking skills required to make informed decisions and implement change; and the ability to provide a just and ethical, accurate, and meaningful education for their students.

The program is offered exclusively in a cohort format. The elite group of students selected to begin each fall will progress through their coursework together. The first year of the program focuses on didactic coursework. The second-year combines didactic coursework with field-based internships. The final year of the program focuses on independent research, with results to be published in the form of a dissertation.... [-]

USA Montgomery
August 2019
Full-time
3 - 8 years
Campus
University of Redlands

The University of Redlands Doctorate in Leadership for Educational Justice (Ed.D.) is a nationally unique program, which engages approximately 20 students each year in th ... [+]

Doctorate in Leadership for Educational Justice

The University of Redlands Doctorate in Leadership for Educational Justice (Ed.D.) is a nationally unique program, which engages approximately 20 students each year in the rigorous study, debate, research, and practice. Our driving mission is to produce scholarly practitioners who are sought after for leadership roles in schools, districts, agencies and public service.

The program's one-of-a-kind emphasis on educational justice sets it apart. The idea that educators from all backgrounds should have access to quality instruction, resources, and other educational opportunities is a central tenet of the program, and candidates are consistently pushed to analyze and debate the principles of equity and educational justice.... [-]

USA Redlands
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

The Doctor of Education, Dual Award programme is designed for professionals who would like to extend their professional expertise and training and develop skills in resea ... [+]

The EdD (Dual Award) programme is unique in SouthEast Asia in drawing on the expertise in professional practice and research of two major higher education institutions, the National Institute of Education, Singapore, and the University of London's Institute of Education. Not only does it offer an international perspective on issues of professionalism and leadership in education but by bringing together a diverse student population from a number of countries and different areas of education, allows for a rich and lively learning environment. It is designed for experienced practitioners who would like to strengthen their professional expertise and develop competence in researching and assessing educational practice. These range from senior administrators in schools, higher educational institutes and governmental bodies to experienced teachers and academic staff in colleges and universities.... [-]

Full-time
Part-time
Campus
The School of Management and Research

This programme is intended for professionals and practitioners in management and diverse fields of practice who are able to draw on their professional work experience as ... [+]

Doctor of Education in Leadership.

Located in a city known for culture, diversity, fascinating history of over 2000 years, language, education and sporting institutions, the School of Management & Research is delighted to know that you are interested in registering with us for your Doctorate degree.

This programme is intended for professionals and practitioners in management and diverse fields of practice who are able to draw on their professional work experience as a part of their Ph.D qualification.

Practice-led research is one that allows you to incorporate your practice into your research; it legitimizes the knowledge and method that are characteristic of your discipline.... [-]

United Kingdom Cardiff
February 2019
Online & Campus Combined
Alabama State University

The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law will prepare professional educators to be part of a vanguard through the twenty-first century. These educa ... [+]

The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law will prepare professional educators to be part of a vanguard through the twenty-first century. These educators will be provided with: the necessary knowledge of their subject; an understanding of our diverse culture; technological skills; critical thinking skills required to make informed decisions and implement change; and the ability to provide a just and ethical, accurate, and meaningful education for their students.

Course LPL 700 - Leadership Studies LPL 720 - Policy, Planning, and Change LPL 775 - Statistics and Research LPL 705 - Administrative Theory LPL 730 - Public Policy ... [-]
USA Montgomery
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Cardinal Stritch University

The Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service provides advanced study in leadership that prepares graduates to make significant contributions to ... [+]

The Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service provides advanced study in leadership that prepares graduates to make significant contributions to their organizations and communities.

The program is designed for professions with present or emerging leadership responsibilities in a variety of learning communities: universities, colleges, business and industry, healthcare institutions, community organizations, social services, unions, libraries, government agencies, vocational education, staff training programs, consulting organizations, international agencies, as well as K-12 public, private and parochial schools. Participants share a common interest in leadership and may use their own work sites as a focus of graduate study. In essence, the program is designed to facilitate the development of effective leaders across a broad community.... [-]

USA Milwaukee
June 2019
Part-time
6 semesters
Campus