Meet the demand for transformative educational leadership with an affordable Ed.D.

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership and Learning K-12 Educational Leadership program will teach you best practices for leadership behavior, technology implementation, research design and methodology, project management, and more.

Enjoy Flexibility – 20 courses with start dates every 2 weeks
Choose Where You Learn – Online courses
Affordable Monthly Payments – Opt to pay $395 per month
Focus On Your Passion – You’re in control of the dissertation process

Explore critical legal and policy-based issues and investigate the main components of building or managing a successful educational organization. You will acquire creative problem-solving strategies for enhancing your surroundings.

The degree is centered around 3 elements:

  • Collaborative and ethical leadership
  • Transformational leadership
  • Reflective scholarship

Through practical, real-world applications, learners will gain adeptness with leading educators to create continuous and permanent change that impacts student learning and classroom practices.

Inside: EDD830 Leadership Theory

Is this program for you?

Individuals seeking greater knowledge and skills in educational policies affecting K-12 classrooms, technology integration strategies, and techniques for positively influencing school culture would benefit most from the K12 Education Ed.D.

We understand trying to fit education into an already busy schedule. We created interactive, flexible, facilitated, online courses designed to fit around your lifestyle.

This program is not designed as a teacher certification program, and different states and municipalities often have specific requirements concerning different degree programs. Depending on your goals for this program, please check with your local and state regulatory requirements for program acceptance.

What is the dissertation process?

The dissertation is the final step of a doctoral program and culmination of a student’s doctoral studies. The dissertation is a written document that summarizes a completed research study that is grounded in theory and is methodologically sound. 

Benefits of a Doctor of Education

  • Continue professional development
  • Grow your educational philosophy
  • Pursue senior roles
  • Familiarize yourself with new technology tools

View the Doctor of Education in Leadership and Learning Handbook

For more information about the program, see the Academic Catalog.

Admission Requirements

  • Application – A completed application.
  • Resume – A resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Statement of Goals – A statement of your goals reflecting the academic, professional, and personal goals you would like to achieve through your work with Aspen University. Your goals statement will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee as part of the application process. The statement of goals should be between 300 – 500 words.
  • Master’s Degree Transcripts – Official transcript demonstrating a conferred master’s degree from an institution that is accredited by a CHEA recognized accrediting body or an international equivalent, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Military Documentation (Optional) – A copy of the most recent orders; or a copy of DD214 (This can be requested from the National Archives.)