Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

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


National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Cost Per Credit Hour

$874* (financial aid available)

Tuition Cost for Entire Program


* All stated financial information is subject to change.

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:

  • School district administration
  • Teacher education, teacher leaders, and faculty positions in colleges and universities

Alumni of the EdD program are employed all over the world and in more than a dozen states, working in teaching and leadership roles from the elementary school through college levels.


Students choose from one of two concentrations to specialize their studies:


Who it's for:

  • Individuals seeking a terminal degree and administrative licensure
Learn more

Instructional Design and Development

Who it's for:

  • P-20 teacher leaders seeking a terminal degree in educational leadership
  • Teacher education faculty in community colleges, or public/private colleges and universities
  • Individuals associated with P-20 governmental agencies or educational non-profits
Learn more


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

George Fox Reputation

Forbes ranks George Fox among the top Christian colleges in the country. George Fox is also ranked as a "Best National University" by U.S. News & World Report.

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.

The Doctor of Education 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.


Kipp Wilfong

Kipp Wilfong

Admissions Counselor, Graduate Education Programs