Online Doctor of Education in Leadership & Innovation

Arizona State University’s online Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation is designed for practicing educator-leaders looking to transform their practice and create better learning opportunities for students of all ages. Offered in a cohort model, this program integrates academic and personal support through the formation of leader scholar community groups consisting of students and a faculty member.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/10/2022


Total classes: 20

Weeks per class: 7.5-15

Total credit hours: 90

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What concepts does the ASU EdD program emphasize?

As a student in the online doctorate in education leadership, you’ll learn how to implement positive and lasting change in the classroom and across whole institutions. With an emphasis on evaluating your own work as an educator, ASU’s goal is to create scholarly and influential practitioners. Overall, this program gives you the tools to identify areas in need of change to support student success.

This program offers three distinct educational pathways, allowing you to tailor your learning experience to your career goals:

  1. PreKindergarten-Grade 12 Change Leadership.
  2. Higher Education Change Leadership.
  3. Systems, Professional and Reimagined Change Leadership.

How will I collaborate with fellow students and faculty in this ASU EdD program?

 

In the second and third years of this program, you’ll primarily work in leader-scholar community groups. In these collaborative groups, you’ll study, conceptualize and implement change initiatives into your local educational setting, while receiving guidance from your designated faculty member. Leader-scholar community groups also provide support when conducting your dissertation research.

Applicants entering the program must hold an active position in education that allows for the implementation of small-scale change, another aspect of the program that allows you to collaborate with not only students and faculty but also those currently working in education.

The research in action concept encourages learners to conduct several cycles of inquiry throughout the online doctorate in education leadership program. The goal is to enable more thoughtful, intentional and informed educational practices and to encourage a mindset of continuous improvement in educational settings.

How long is an EdD program?

 

The online doctorate in education leadership typically takes three years to complete. Students generally earn their EdD in leadership and innovation after 9–10 semesters.

Does my ASU EdD in leadership and innovation say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Featured ASU EdD in leadership and innovation courses

This program features a curriculum based in self-reflection and collaboration with others. Students build competencies in both professional and research contexts. Featured courses include:


Core

Mixed Methods of Inquiry


Core

Collaborative Approaches to Data-Informed Decision-Making


Core

Dynamic Contexts of Education


Core

Innovation in Teaching and Learning


Core

Introduction to Doctoral Studies


Core

Leadership for Organizational Change


Core

Mixed Methods of Inquiry


Core

Reading the Research


What can you do with an online doctorate in educational leadership?

This online EdD leadership degree supports active educators in their journey to becoming thoughtful, innovative leaders in education. Courses support the pursuit of positions focused on changing and improving education in many contexts. Career examples include, but are not limited to:

Director of education

Education administrator

Instructional designer

Student services director

Superintendent

Educators supporting the change leaders of the future

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Educators supporting the change leaders of the future

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Online doctorate in education leadership admission requirements

Admission to the program is competitive, and applicants to the Doctor of Education in leadership and innovation program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Application requirements

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Developing positive and transformative practices in education

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. According to U.S. News & World Report, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is the only U.S. college of education to rank in the top 15 in both on-campus and online graduate education degrees.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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