Program Overview

The need for leaders and innovators in the world of education is greater 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 agents of change in educational organizations and effective theorists prepared to guide the next generation of transformational educators.

Now, starting in 2019, CSOE is offering this program in a shorter, more specialized format that is designed specifically for those already in possession of a master’s degree. Our new EdD in Educational Leadership and Management now comes with two new specialization tracks in Social Justice Studies and K-12/Charter School Studies; and is only 46 credits long, removing almost a full year from your path to an EdD.

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Program Highlights

Specialized Education Tracks

The Social Justice Track is for those looking to mitigate the injustice of social paradigms and break down societal barriers; the K-12/Charter School Track is for those looking for a principalship and looking to build a better education for our nation’s students.

Credential Collaboration

If you have already taken our Administrative Services Credential Program, you can reduce the coursework needed for this degree even further—from 46 to 34 credits. That means you can get the same quality education in just over 1 year, instead of about 3 years.

Hands-On Learning

As with all of Alliant’s programs, field training is paired with classroom learning. You will learn vital theories while also gaining experience in effectively directing budgets and finances, allocating resources, and managing staff—preparing you to lead in your career as soon as you take your first step off of the commencement stage.

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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 2019-2020 8-week term academic calendar here.

This degree is a 46- or 34-credit program and takes a minimum of 2 years to complete, across 6 terms and a dissertation preparation and creation period.

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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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