EdD in Admin. & Supervision – Educational Leadership Steer Schools and Guide Futures


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

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 (EdD) 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.

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 EdD 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!

Liberty maintains strict compliance with all licensure requirements for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Not a Virginia resident? We want to help find the best program for you! To view educational requirements and whether a specific program aligns with the licensure requirements for your state, please review our licensure/certification requirements webpage.

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

Please note: Students enrolling in Educational Leadership programs are not 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

Our online EdD 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 (EdS) degree, you may be able to transfer up to 27 credit hours into our online EdD. 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.

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 EdD 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.

Degree Completion Plan (PDF)

State Licensure Requirements

Individual state licensure requirements may vary and are subject to change without notice. View your state’s requirements here: licensure/certification requirements.

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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)