Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (K–12)

Be a Changemaker as an Educational Leader

When you aspire to lead a school district, shape educational policies and make a positive impact on the lives of students, the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (K–12) at Saint Peter’s University is your best path. Our program empowers you with the necessary skills and mindset to thrive in educational leadership roles.

One of the standout features of our Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (K–12) is an emphasis on practical application. True leadership is cultivated through direct experience. That’s why we prioritize real-world problem-solving, equipping you with the tools to excel in today’s challenging leadership positions.

Our comprehensive educational leadership courses cover essential topics, including educational policy, curriculum development, instructional leadership and organizational management. You will engage in research and analysis, honing your critical thinking skills and uncovering innovative approaches to enhance educational outcomes.
Join our Doctor of Education program and embark on a fulfilling journey as you gain the knowledge, skills and perspectives to lead with confidence and create a lasting impact in the field of education.

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (K–12) at a Glance

Concentrations: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
Course Format: Online
Program Duration: 54 credits; 3–4 years
Calendar: Semester
Cost: $995 per credit; $53,730 total

Why Choose an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (K–12) From Saint Peter’s?

Become an educational leader who creates and implements policies that support equitable teaching and learning, while exerting ethical influence on the quality of teaching and learning both in and out of schools.

We infuse our program with the principles that shape leaders who not only excel in their roles but also contribute to the betterment of society.

A new concentration in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) prepares you to successfully navigate a supportive and inclusive workplace culture.

Our educational leadership courses give you tools for strategic planning, collaborative problem-solving, ethical decision-making, technological proficiency and leadership.

Led by experienced practitioners, you’ll confront today’s education leadership challenges and find solutions to provide the best education for students.

Tackle Relevant and Meaningful Issues

Faculty with real-world experience as K–12 superintendents and educators prepare you to meet the top issues in education. Your educational courses will equip you to face today’s challenges, such as managing limited resources, DEI policies, the unique needs of students and the community, and promoting student success.

Fully Online to Fit Your Full Life

As a working professional, you’ll appreciate that the Ed.D. in Education Leadership won’t leave you unbalanced. The 100 percent education degree online is an ideal solution to help you balance work, family and studies.

Be Seen and Known

Stay on track and find more success when you’re seen and known. With your educational leadership courses averaging just eight to 12 students, you can easily keep in touch with faculty and your peers. Get more facetime and attention not only for questions and dialog, but to build community and connections. Plus, you can count on your program director and faculty adviser for one-on-one counsel and guidance.

Who Should Apply for the Doctor of Educational Leadership Program?

The Doctor of Education program with a concentration in Educational Leadership will equip current district and school administrators, educational leaders and classroom teachers with the skills and knowledge vital for leadership positions within K–12 educational settings.

We produce leaders who are passionate about the success of every student and committed to serving their entire school community.

Career Opportunities for Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (K–12) Graduates

A Doctor of Education in K–12 settings opens a world of exciting, impactful roles where you can shape educational systems, drive positive change and improve student outcomes.

Careers for principals, administrators and curriculum developers is likely to grow 3–5 percent through 2031, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Median pay for principals was $98,420 and $101,320 for administrators in 2021.

Jobs as an education consultant, providing expert guidance and support to schools and districts, are anticipated to increase at a faster-than-average growth rate of 10 percent from 2020 to 2030.

Explore these in-demand career paths:

  • School principal
  • District-wide administrator
  • Instructional leadership (district or state level)
  • District superintendent
  • Curriculum developer
  • Educational consultant

Apply Now to Drive Change

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