Doctor of Education

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership Inspire Change Through Your Leadership

At A Glance

3 Years Program length
Online with annual one-week residency in Portland, Oregon
56 Credit hours

Accreditation

AAQEP - more

Cost Per Credit Hour

$874* (financial aid available)

Tuition Cost for Entire Program

$48,944*

* All stated financial information is subject to change. Financial aid available.

Grow in your leadership and scholarship to shift the landscape of education. Whether you’re a practitioner in a P-12 setting or a leader at your university, a George Fox Doctor of Education degree, grounded in values that stem from our Christian faith, can help form you as a scholar who brings about actual, realized, positive change in your community.

Be Educated & Formed

Join a community where you’ll be developed not only as a scholar but as a thoughtful leader. Here’s how:

Christian Integration

Examine educational issues, theory and practice through the lens of faith. Dive into conversations with our professors who understand the challenge of working in a pluralistic society and remain curious and open in what it means to lead with integrity, equity, community and service.

Scholar-Practitioner Development

Our high-discussion-based model of learning will prepare you for developed thought around complex issues like diversity, sacrifice and humility, while encouraging you to continue to ask hard but critical questions. All the while, our professors are available to answer your questions and lend their expertise to conversations, ideas and educational practice.

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Community of Learners

Go farther together with a cohort community that becomes family. Give and receive encouragement as you spend time together in coffee shops writing papers, mastermind groups, or on social media, and learn from the wisdom of the cohort ahead of you through Colloquium – a two-day event each summer devoted to developing a deeper understanding of educational issues.

Personal Care for You

Our faculty and staff is intentional about building bonds within and across cohorts, and the combination of our faculty’s commitment to connecting with students as unique individuals and our students’ supportive relationships with one another ensures that you’ll be known beyond your scholarly work.

Concentrations

Our Doctor of Education program has two concentrations to help prepare you for the exact kind of work you want to do.

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Administration Concentration

Equip educators to equip students. This concentration prepares you to administratively lead in public/private elementary schools, secondary schools, and charter schools.

Administration Concentration

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Instructional Design & Development Concentration

Determine how students learn. This concentration equips you to provide instructional leadership in P-12 public/private elementary, secondary schools, or college/university teacher education faculty positions.

Instructional Design & Development Concentration

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Program Structure

In our three-year, hybrid doctorate, you’ll experience the best of flexibility and intentionality as you move through the program. Coupled with a unique one-week, on-campus intensive each summer, we partner with you to ensure your life’s priorities remain while pursuing your doctorate.

Program Structure Details

Our Philosophy

George Fox University's education programs prepare graduates to think critically, transform practice and promote justice.

  • Think Critically: Use evidence to question how things are done and imagine new possibilities
  • Transform Practice: Rethink how you teach to help change the system, improve student outcomes, and bring hope
  • Promote Justice: Advocate for the needs of all students; teach and model love and care for others
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Jenny Elsey

The Doctorate of Education program gave me the confidence to see myself as a true scholar-practitioner. I had the opportunity to develop strong research skills that could be applied toward solving pressing issues in education.

Questions?

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Kipp Wilfong

Admissions Counselor, Graduate Education Programs