Program Overview

The need for leaders and innovators in the world of education is higher than ever before. Become one of these leaders and innovators with the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Management Degree Program offered by the California School of Education (CSOE) at Alliant International University. Graduates of this program go on to become leaders of change in educational organizations and effective theorists of teaching so that they can guide the next generation of transformational educators.

And starting in 2019, we are offering a direct line from your Bachelor’s degree to your EdD in Educational Leadership and Management. This 3-to-4-year program is specifically designed to train you up past a master’s-level education and through your dissertation and to your doctoral degree.

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Program Highlights

Small Classes, Tailored Guidance

The dedication from, and interaction with, our faculty is imperative for success. So, we keep our classes small, which means you get big opportunities to connect with your instructor, classmates, and staff. From projects, research, and readings throughout your coursework, to the entire topic of your dissertation, you get guidance from those who have been there before, so you can get where you want to go.

Hands-On Learning

As with all of Alliant’s programs, field training is paired with classroom learning. You will learn vital theories while also learning how to effectively direct finances, manage resources, and manage staff effectively—leaving you primed to lead in your career as soon as you take your first step off of the commencement stage.

Foundational Education

Since you only need your bachelor’s to enter this program, it contains classes that will teach you the foundations of research, analysis, and writing that you will need for your dissertation, and that you would normally find in a master’s-level program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The career outlook for those who have obtained their EdD in Educational Leadership and Management is relatively strong, as they will be entering a job market that is actively looking for people with the unique skills they possess as trained educational administrators. With over 18,000 of these positions expected to be needed over the next 8 years, there is a real imperative that there is a fresh pipeline of educational administrators and innovators that possess the knowledge and training needed to lead education into and though the 21st century.

Graduates of our EdD in Educational Leadership and Management online degree program will most frequently work as educational administrators in one capacity or another—from a middle-school principal, to a dean of a large and prestigious university. But that is not all that this degree can lead to. Other career options for graduates of this program include: instructional developer and coordinator, educational materials creator and developer, teacher, professor, and policy-maker, just to name a few.

Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education. Alliant International University is pleased to be able to offer a significant number of institutional scholarships to many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities at:

Additional Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more about financial aid options here.

The dissertation process begins after you have successfully completed all required courses and have passed the comprehensive exam. You may conduct a research or an applied dissertation through either quantitative or qualitative research methods after consultation with the course instructor for Dissertation Plan. If you follow the dissertation guided process, you should be able to complete their dissertation at the end of the Dissertation Preparation course, in the 3rd year of the program.

The online EdD program in Educational Leadership and Management is an 8-week term program and is open for enrollment during each of those respective enrollment periods. You can find a copy of our 2018-2019 8-week term academic calendar here.

This degree is a 61-credit program and takes a minimum of 3 years to complete, across 9 terms and a dissertation preparation and creation period.

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Program Campus Locations

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Why Alliant

At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world. Our Vision is an inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.

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At CSOE, we believe that education is the great equalizer and are committed to preparing and empowering the next generation of educational professionals.

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