Educational Leadership & Policy - Ed.D.


Florida State University's online Ed.D. in educational leadership and policy will provide you with expanded knowledge and skills in educational leadership to address the most pressing problems in education. Mid-career education leaders and scholarly practitioners will become knowledgeable about organizational systems, actively engaged in research to improve policy and practice in their own contexts, and attuned to issues of equity. If you're a working professional with a master's degree and relevant professional experience, this program is for you. You'll work with outstanding faculty and develop the professional and analytical skills needed to address a variety of issues in education at either the K-12 or higher education levels. 

FSU's Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies has been a member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) since 2010, and FSU's online Ed.D. program in educational leadership and policy is recognized by CPED as an “experienced” program. The program was developed according to the CPED Guiding Principles of Design and driven by CPED’s 6 core values:

  • Diversity: We value every learner and the different perspectives, skills, histories, and voices of members of diverse communities.
  • Learning: We value continuous improvement, growth, practical application of knowledge, and inquiry.
  • Partnership: We value solving authentic and critical problems of practice in partnership with others.
  • People: We value the professional expertise and lived experiences of every educational professional.
  • Social Justice: We value ethical, just, and inclusive practices. 
  • Students First: We value the success of every student.

Because this innovative program is designed for working practitioners engaged in the field of education, you'll be able to pursue your degree while maintaining your employment. Please note that this program does not lead to certification in educational leadership; if you're looking for a program that leads to certification, please see our online master's and specialists programs in educational leadership/administration.



CPED logo