Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership Outstanding Institutions Need Audacious Leadership


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

As an educator, you find the best ways to help your students learn in an effective and engaging way. But if you want to use your teaching experience to help lead your school and fellow educators to build a better learning environment, it is important to foster skills in leadership and management.

Liberty University’s online doctorate in educational leadership is the perfect program to help provide you with the leadership and research skills that are integral to evaluating educational challenges, finding viable solutions, and creating 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.

At Liberty, we do not just train professionals — we train professionals who are prepared to lead with integrity. Our mission is Training Champions for Christ, meaning we offer quality online doctoral programs from a biblical worldview to prepare you to change the world for Christ.

With a foundation of excellent teaching practice and innovative scholarship, you can be an effective, ethical leader in your school district or university. Earning your EdD in leadership can give you the tools you need to build a better future for students. Come be a part of our mission to make a positive impact on the world of education!

Please note: Students enrolling in Educational Leadership programs after April 1, 2020, will not be eligible to receive Georgia Tier I or Tier II Educational Leadership Certification.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

At Liberty University, your success is our success, so we use cutting-edge technology to bring you the best online learning experience possible. Liberty University has been pioneering distance learning since 1985, adapting to meet the educational and career needs of our students with world-class online learning. You can be confident that Liberty’s online EdD in leadership degree leverages practical, effective online tools to support your studies and help you succeed.

As you pursue your EdD in Educational Leadership at Liberty, you can be confident that your online EdD degree has met rigorous educational standards. And with the innovative research you complete in your capstone project, you can stand out as a knowledgeable educator with practical skills.

Our 100% online EdD 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. This focus on building a doctoral degree in educational leadership that provides quality training while meeting your schedule needs lets you earn your degree in less time and use your new skills sooner.

Our online education classes seek to 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 can help equip you with practical skills you can use to both further your career and create a better learning environment for your students.

Through our online EdD in Educational Leadership degree program, you can be prepared to take on leadership roles within your school and community as well as advocate for the needs of your students. At Liberty University, we care about you as an individual and are committed to helping you achieve your full potential. Let us come alongside you to help you make an impact on education.

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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 the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

EdS and EdD Full Time $595/Credit
EdS and EdD Part Time $650/Credit
Military EdS and EdD $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for EdS and EdD courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)