At a Glance:

Doctor of Education

Semester hours 56
Average Completion Time 3 years
Cost per credit $716* (financial aid available)
Accreditation Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities;
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Location Hybrid - Online and Newberg campus
Application Deadlines Oct. 1 (spring EdD); March 15 (summer EdD)

*All stated financial information is subject to change.

NCATE Accredited

The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership at George Fox University prepares scholar practitioners for P-12 and higher education settings. Our mission is to develop leaders with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to inspire, educate, and serve others effectively for the common good.  

This program is designed for students in the following settings:

  • P-20 teachers and school leaders
  • P-12 administrators
  • Higher education faculty, leaders, and administrators

The hybrid (online with residency component) format of our program is designed for students to continue full-time employment while pursuing their doctorate. 

Core Curriculum Outcomes

Core courses in the EdD are designed to equip learners with knowledge and skills foundational to their discipline.  Successful candidates will demonstrate the following outcomes:

  • Reflect critically and ethically on matters of educational importance
  • Collaborate to solve educational problems and implement strategic action
  • Apply research-based skills to improve educational practice and student outcomes
  • Provide strategic leadership in educational settings
  • Analyze and apply research-based learning solutions that support schools and educational settings toward improved practice and student outcomes  

George Fox Reputation

Forbes ranks George Fox among the top Christian colleges in the country. George Fox is also ranked as a top-tier regional university by U.S. News & World Report.

Alumni of the EdD program are currently employed in eight countries and more than a dozen states. They are working in a variety of roles, including:

  • P-20 teachers and school leaders: elementary school teacher, elementary school counselor, middle school teacher, high school teacher
  • P-12 administrators: elementary school principal, high school assistant principal, executive director of special programs, diversity coordinator, district curriculum coordinator, district superintendent
  • Higher education faculty, leaders, and administrators: assistant professor, associate professor, head of teacher education, provost

Be Known by our Exceptional Faculty

Get to know your faculty before you begin your doctoral degree.

We understand the importance of learning from expert educators. As a Doctor of Education student you will learn under the guidance and support of PhD-level educators who are committed to your success.

Your faculty are known for developing and training award-winning, nationally recognized educational leaders. Their academic credentials, decades of collective teaching and administrative experience, and commitment to students have earned George Fox University a national reputation for teaching excellence.

Take the next step and learn more about the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership by requesting info or applying now.


Gary TiffinProgram Contact:
Dr. Gary Tiffin
Director, Doctor of Education Program
Phone: 503-554-2874
Email: gtiffin@georgefox.edu

Link to Faculty Page


Megan Janes

Admission Information:
Megan Janes
Admissions Counselor, Doctor of Education Program
Phone: 503-554-6168
Email: mjanes@georgefox.edu

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