Educational Leadership, DEd

    Program Description

    Our goal is to develop effective, highly-regarded, and influential educational leaders. The Doctorate of Education (DEd) program focuses on providing school and district leaders with the knowledge and tools they need.

    The purpose of the University of Oregon’s Doctorate of Education (DEd) degree in Educational Leadership (EDLD) is to provide practicing educational professionals with an advanced graduate degree that emphasizes leadership development, oral and written communication, and understanding of educational research.

    The DEd is the highest degree offered to those interested in developing practice-oriented expertise. The program’s curriculum content, sequence, and proficiency requirements are tailored to develop advanced leadership capabilities that enable individuals to lead school districts and buildings in making decisions and implementing programs grounded in evidenced-based practices, with a clear equity lens.

    The program’s mission is to develop education leaders who are equipped to apply data-driven evidence to promote equitable outcomes and address opportunity gaps for students, schools, and education systems by working to:

    - Raise the most pressing problems of practice in the service of ensuring equitable outcomes and eliminating disparities for students
    - Identify, analyze, and synthesize relevant sources of evidence in making decisions that serve the best interests of students, communities, and their schools.
    - Take targeted, evidence-based actions that change systems to better meet the needs of all students

    Application at a Glance

    Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website. The following are required for your application:


    Program-Specific Application Requirements:
    CV or Resume
    Letters of Recommendation
    Personal Goal Statement
    Academic Writing Sample discussing a Problem of Practice in Education

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    College of Education
    Campus: Online
    Summer 2024
    Priority Deadline -  January 12, 2024
    Final Deadline - April 15, 2024 

    Applications must be submitted and paid for by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on the specified deadline date to be considered eligible.

    This program may accept applications after the posted deadline on a space-available basis. Refer to the program’s website for more details.