Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EDL) is a three year degree program designed for working professionals who aspire to be educational leaders.  Students strengthen their skills for leading groups in high-performing schools, districts, universities, and other organizations and connecting relevant research with practice. Candidates for this program must have earned a master’s degree and have at least three to five years of work experience in a related field.

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Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership

Curriculum Overview

The program is designed for working professionals with classes offered at times that minimize conflict with work obligations.  USC offers this program on the USC campus, on-site in Honolulu, Hawaii, and at the USC Orange County Center in Irvine, California.

Four concentration areas are offered at the USC campus:

  1. Educational Psychology
  2. Higher Education Administration
  3. K-12 Leadership in Urban School Settings
  4. Teacher Education in Multicultural Societies (TEMS)

The Honolulu and Orange County sites offer a blended concentration of K-12 Leadership and Higher Education Administration.

Sample Courses

  • Administration in Higher Education
  • School Leadership and Instructional Improvement

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The Admissions Committee seeks candidates whose academic background, work experience, leadership abilities, and communication skills meet the demands of the program and show promise for a successful career as an educational leader.

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Office of Admissions and Scholarships

lightsey@rossier.usc.edu
(213) 740-0224