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Doctor Of Education Ed.D. Educational Leadership
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online with Optional Intensives
Transfer Credits
Up to 15 credit hours of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Jun 24, 2019
NCATE through CAEP

Become an Impactful Leader in Education with Liberty’s Online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership Degree

You have a calling to create the best possible educational experience for the young people in your community. Our online doctorate in educational leadership is the perfect program to provide you with the leadership and research skills you need to evaluate educational challenges, find viable solutions, and create a positive experience for students. By combining affordability and flexibility with academic excellence, our online doctoral program can give you the credentials you need to reach your full potential and open up career advancement opportunities.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Online Doctorate in Educational Leadership Program?

At Liberty University, your success is our success, so we utilize cutting edge technology to bring you the best online learning experience possible. Because we have been pioneering distance learning since 1985, we have experience innovating, growing, and adapting to the needs of our students.

Our 100% online Ed.D. program format is designed to complement your schedule, allowing you to continue your education with the flexibility you need to maintain your relationships and responsibilities. We have also achieved accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

What Will You Learn in Our Educational Leadership Doctorate Degree?

Our online education classes provide the tools you need to understand the context of current educational issues and trends, so you can evaluate and solve real-world problems that exist in schools today. Our online professors have experience in educational leadership and will equip you with practical skills you can use to both further your career and create a better learning environment for your students.

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Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Degree Program Highlights

  • By earning your Ed.D. in Educational Leadership degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.

  • Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past four years – and counting.

  • While completing our Ed.D. in Educational Leadership degree online, you will hone your instructional methods and understanding of learning theory so that you can manage the crucial higher-order curriculum and instruction improvements needed in K-12 and higher education institutions.

  • While completing the online Ed.D. in Educational Leadership degree, you will be trained in essential research and testing skills so that you can ensure your institution is providing effective instruction.

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  • Doctor of Education (Ph.D.) in Higher Education Administration – our Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration will give you the skills you need to lead in universities or influence others as an educational consultant. You will learn about the special learning needs of college students, the intricacies of college and university administration, and advanced school law.
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Christian Leadership – our 100% online Ed.D. degree in Christian leadership will teach you practical applications of biblical leadership within the context of education and ministry. You will learn about the theological foundations and implications of education, as well as organizational theory and development. Our Ed.D. in Christian Leadership degree will prepare you for academic, organizational, and ministry leadership roles.

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Online Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Degree Information

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Military Benefits for Our Online Doctorate in Educational Leadership Degree Program

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Potential Careers with an Ed.D. Degree in Education Leadership 

  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Instructional Supervisor
  • School Administrator
  • K-12 or College Teacher
  • College Administrator

Admission Requirements for Our Online Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Degree Program

A regionally or nationally accredited master’s degree with a 3.0 or above cumulative combined GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.

All Applicants Must Submit the Following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.