Online Doctor of Education in Leadership & Innovation

ASU’s Doctor of Education (EdD) in Leadership and Innovation is designed for practicing educator-leaders who work in a range of settings and want to lead change and implement innovation to improve their practice and create better learning opportunities for students of all ages.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 10/12/2020


Total classes: 20

Weeks per class: 7.5-15

Total credit hours: 90

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Details

Students in the program begin as accomplished teachers, teacher leaders, principals, superintendents, higher education professionals, or leaders in other educational contexts working to implement change in their local place of practice. Graduates commit to continued systematic study of their practice and sustained innovation and leadership to make a positive difference over time.

Students will be granted 30 credit hours toward the 90 credit hours required for this program from their conferred master's degree official transcript. The focus of the program is research in action, which allows students to conduct multiple cycles of inquiry throughout the program. Coursework combines a professional and research core that deepens students’ abilities to think reflectively and critically about problems of practice in one of the following contexts:

  • PreKindergarten-Grade 12 (PK-12) Change Leadership
  • Higher Education Change Leadership
  • Systems, Professional, and Reimagined Change (SPARC) Leadership

Through Leader-Scholar Communities (LSCs) students support each other, under faculty guidance, in the conceptualization, implementation, and study of change initiatives. The culminating requirement is an action-research dissertation.

The online program admits students two times a year in the spring, and fall semesters.

Featured courses


Research Core

Advanced Quantitative Methods


Research Core

Strategies for Inquiry


Research Core

Mixed Methods of Inquiry


Professional Core

Dynamic Contexts of Education


Professional Core

Innovation in Teaching and Learning


Professional Core

Leadership for Organizational Change


Professional Core

Systems Change and Leadership


Professional Core

Introduction to Doctoral Studies


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Director of education

Education administrator

Instructional designer

Student services director

Superintendent

Prestigious faculty

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.

Prestigious faculty

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.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Application requirements

Resume or Curriculum Vita (CV)

Letters of recommendation

Personal statement

Writing sample

One of the best teacher’s colleges in the nation

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. ASU is ranked #17 in the world in the subject area of education, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Our college is ranked in the top 20 in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Online Programs rankings. These peer-reviewed programmatic honors include:

#1


Curriculum and Instruction.

#1


Instructional Media.

#2


Educational Administration.

#3


Special Education.

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