Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Doctor of Education program at George Fox University

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:

  • Teachers and school leaders
  • School and district administrators
  • Teacher education faculty in college and university settings
  • College and university faculty
  • Higher education 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.


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

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:

  • Teachers and school leaders: elementary school teacher, elementary school counselor, middle school teacher, high school teacher
  • Administrators and district leaders: 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, community college instructor, head of teacher education, dean, provost, university president
Patricia Harris

In October of 2017, George Fox Doctor of Education graduate Patricia Harris was named president of Kuyper College – the first woman with that title in the school's 78-year history.

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.

View a partial list of recent scholarly work by EdD faculty, alumni and students

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Admissions Contact:
John Regier 
Admissions Counselor, Doctor of Education Program
Phone:  503-554-6168

Doctor of Education

Program length 3 years
Credit hours 56
Cost per credit hour $834* (financial aid available)
Tuition cost for entire program $46,704*
Accreditation National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Format Online with annual two-week residency in Newberg, Oregon

*All stated financial information is subject to change.

NCATE Accredited