Educational Administration And Supervision Degree
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online*, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 15, 2024

Lead at the Highest Levels of Education with an Online Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision Degree

Good teachers know the best ways to engage students and foster an environment that promotes active learning. But to ensure that school systems and larger-scale education settings also meet rigorous standards for quality, specially trained school administrators are needed. With Liberty’s online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Administration and Supervision – Educational Leadership degree, you can gain the tools and credentials you need to be a leader in your school and community.

If you’re a licensed teacher, this program can help you pursue advanced licensure in K-12 administration and supervision. Whether you want to work as a school principal or superintendent, our online doctoral degree in education administration and supervision can help you make a positive impact on today’s students.

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Our experienced faculty are excited to come alongside you as you take this next step in your academic journey. They can help you put cutting-edge research into practice as you engage with advanced educational strategies. Through our Ed.D. degree, you can pursue licensure in educational administration and supervision so that you can demonstrate your expertise to the education community.

Partner with us and prepare to create positive change in your school district!

What is educational administration and supervision?

An Ed.D. is a terminal doctoral degree that emphasizes the advanced application of research and cutting-edge technology to solve real-world problems in the education field. In particular, this administration and supervision advanced licensure program will build on your graduate-level education and experience to help equip you for high-level strategic leadership in educational institutions.

This degree fulfills Virginia licensure-track requirements for many high-level academic leadership roles, such as school principal and superintendent.** If you want to be a leader in your school district or educational institution, you can pursue a wider range of job opportunities by earning your advanced license in administration and supervision.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

**Upon successful completion of Liberty University’s Virginia state-approved administration and supervision program, you may apply for your license in another state through reciprocity, which may or may not result in additional requirements based on your state’s Department of Education regulations.

Please note: Students enrolling in Educational Leadership programs are not eligible to receive Georgia Tier I or Tier II Educational Leadership Certification.

Why Choose Liberty’s Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision – Educational Leadership Degree Online?

Our online Ed.D. is designed to blend flexibility, accessibility, and affordability. Your success is our success, which is why we utilize cutting-edge technology to bring you the best online learning experience possible. Liberty has been a pioneer in distance learning since 1985, so we know how to meet the educational and career needs of our students. Our online format allows you to complete your doctoral courses without having to visit a college campus.

If you have previously earned an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree, you may be able to transfer up to 27 credit hours into our online Ed.D. — which means you’ll be 50% done with your doctorate! Additionally, by pursuing advanced licensure in administration and supervision, you can have the credentials and training you need to pursue leadership roles in K-12 schools, school districts, government agencies, and more.

Liberty University’s School of Education meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). You can rest assured that you’re pursuing a degree of the highest quality.

What Will You Learn in Our Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision – Educational Leadership Program Online?

In this program, you can gain the skills and tools you need to understand the broader context of current issues in education. You’ll learn how to apply the latest research and learning theories to solve real-world problems, so you can create a better learning environment for your students. Whether you enjoy leading in the classroom or hope to take on an administrative role, our online Ed.D. program can help you rise to new levels of leadership in education.

Our core administration and supervision courses cover important topics in executive leadership, educational law, and advanced learning theory. You’ll also explore the role of district-level leadership in various system operations, including budget preparation, fiscal management, human resources, and policy development. Our course in learning technologies can help you understand current trends and effectively apply technology to the classroom.

Additionally, you will complete 2 practicum courses and 1 full-semester internship so you can put your skills to the test. Within these field experience placements, you’ll gain exposure to 5 different education settings — elementary school, middle school, high school, central offices, and agencies — allowing you to diversify your knowledge and skill set.

You’ll also complete research that can build toward your final capstone project. The educational leadership specialization offers an opportunity for you to hone your leadership skills and learn how to best serve your students and institution. Throughout the program, you can complete the requirements for pursuing licensure in administration and supervision — so you can prepare to take on new roles in the field of education.

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Highlights of Liberty’s Educational Administration and Supervision Degree

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you 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 9 years — and counting.
  • Liberty University’s School of Education meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • This Ed.D. degree program can help you pursue educational administration and supervision advanced licensure.

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Military Benefits for Our Doctoral Degree in Education Administration and Supervision

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. 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 discount – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve 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)

Potential Careers with an Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision Degree

  • Curriculum specialist
  • Instructional supervisor
  • K-12 school administrator
  • School district leader
  • School principal/assistant principal
  • School superintendent

By earning this terminal, CAEP-accredited degree, you can become equipped to pursue leadership roles in K-12 institutions as well as in advanced, higher-order development of curriculum.

Our administration and supervision program will give you the opportunity to gain advanced expertise in administrative roles in education. You can develop the skills and knowledge needed to work in private or public schools, third-party curriculum development or learning tool development companies, and other education-related settings.

Admission Requirements for Our Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision – Educational Leadership Degree Online

A regionally or nationally accredited master’s degree with a 3.0 or above cumulative 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 (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*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.