Doctorate of Education in K-12 Educational Leadership Online

Progress your career forward in the field of education. The research, teaching, and leadership skills you will gain in the Ed.D. K-12 Educational Leadership program can be applied to improve educational outcomes for students, promote innovation and change, and advance the field as a whole.

Tuition: $58,968

Duration: 42-48 months

Credit hours: 54


Grow as an educational leader and expand your impact

The Doctorate in Education K-12 Educational Leadership program is a comprehensive and rigorous program designed for educators seeking to advance their careers as leaders and researchers. Crafted for aspiring superintendents or school site district administrators, this program emphasizes the integration of theory and practice, with a focus on developing the knowledge, skills, and expertise necessary to lead educational institutions.

Throughout the program, you will engage in advanced coursework, independent research, and practical experiences, under the guidance of experienced faculty and researchers. The curriculum is designed to develop expertise in areas such as curriculum design, educational research methods, leadership and administration, policy analysis, and program evaluation. The program culminates in a dissertation, where you will apply your knowledge and skills in an original research project, and defend your findings before a committee of experts in the field.

Potential career opportunities:

  • Principal
  • Assistant principal
  • Superintendent
  • Educational researcher
  • Instructional designer
  • Curriculum specialist
  • School administrator


Invest in your career with a program that pays it forward

We understand finances are an important factor in considering your higher education options. Our online programs are competitively priced and can be paid by the course for added flexibility.

Tuition rates listed apply to the 2023-2024 academic year. More detailed information about tuition and financial aid can be found here.

Program: Ed.D. in K-12 Educational Leadership 
Per credit hour: $1,094
Per course: $3,282
Per Program: $58,968

Financial aid
Financial aid is available to those who qualify and who are U.S. citizens. Complete the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at

Edgewood College Federal School Code: 003848

Contact us:
Phone: 608.663.4300
Fax: 608.663.3495

International Students Email:
Mailing address: 1000 Edgewood College Dr. Madison, WI 53711

Preview our academic calendar

Our online programs are designed to fit your schedule. Find your ideal start date below.

16-Week Format


Start Date  

Application Deadline 
Fall 8/26/24 8/1/24

*Applications received after August 1 will be reviewed and accepted on a space-available basis.

Course registration is due the day before courses begin for each term.

Abide by these admissions criteria 
  1. Complete and submit the Ed.D. application
  2. Provide evidence of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited or equivalent post-secondary institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for regular admissions status. The cumulative grade point average is computed on the highest degree held at the time of application to the Edgewood College graduate program.
  3. Request that official transcripts for all graduate academic credits received from any post-secondary institutions be sent directly to Edgewood College.
  4. Provide names and contact information of 2 references. References must attest to the applicant’s ability to collaborate with colleagues and be successful as an educational leader.
  5. Provide a resume or curriculum vitae.
  6. To qualify for the superintendent license, you must supply evidence of eligibility to hold a teacher or pupil services license in Wisconsin through submission of a DPI license.
Peruse our Ed.D. K-12 Leadership courses

To complete the Ed.D. in K-12 Educational Leadership online program, students must complete 54 credit hours of coursework. 



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