Educational Leadership Administration Doctorate Programs

educational word cloud for administration and leadership programsAn educational leadership administration doctorate is a very useful qualification if you want to progress in a career in school or college management.  This page provides information on what is studied in doctoral programs and where you can study such programs online or on campus.

These PhD programs (and variants such as an educational management and administration PhD programs) are designed to enhance your expertise and career potential in school and college administration. 

Most people who choose to specialize in this subject are already licensed teachers or school administrators wishing to further their career in administration.  Indeed, a doctorate in this subject is required for principal or superintendent licensure in several states of the US.

For more information about programs at other levels check out the educational administration and leadership page and educational administration leadership masters page.  If you want an on-campus program, check the information using the navigation links for On Campus Programs and On Campus Universities.


Finding the schools and educational leadership administration doctorate programs you want

If you want to browse educational PhD programs in leadership and administration (or doctoral programs in other related area) use the search form or the list of schools below.

  • Capella University
    • EdD - Educational Leadership and Management
    • EdS - Leadership in Educational Administration
    • PhD - Counselor Education and Supervision
    • PhD - Leadership in Educational Administration
  • Grand Canyon University - College of Education
    • Ed. D. in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Behavioral Health
    • Ed. D. in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Effective Schools
    • Ed. D. in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Higher Education Leadership
    • Ed. D. in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Instructional Leadership
  • Click here for a page that links to campus universities and campus colleges in Canada.  It also provides some advice on choosing a suitable campus.


What can you expect with the programs?

An education leadership and administration doctoral program is designed for teachers who are interested in a career as a principal or educational administrator.

A typical program might include some the taught courses included in the masters.  But doctoral programs also include a substantial thesis, which usually enables you to concentrate on an area of study and research relevant to your career and interests in educational administration and leadership.  Programs might also include a residential period.

Graduates with an education PhD in leadership and administration are equipped to pursue a career as a principal of a elementary, middle, or secondary school; academic dean; department chair; or other administrative and leadership position.

In the United States, the annual income with either a campus or an online educational administration degree is around $85,000 for elementary school principals to nearly $100,000 for school superintendents.


For more schools and programs

Browse the schools below to find a suitable school and program. Request information from several schools and compare the admission requirements and course content before you choose a program.

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