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Washington State University
College of Education

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

This is the most prestigious statewide program for K-12 leaders.

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership prepares practitioner-scholars for leadership in education at the local, state, and national levels.

Program content is both practical and scholarly, helping these leaders address issues they consistently deal with.

Program faculty are highly experienced school professionals and nationally-recognized scholars. They prepare practitioner-scholars for effective and meaningful leadership.

The Ed.D. dissertation is intended to study and address a contemporary problem of practice in K-20 schools through a leadership lens.

Statewide program delivery

Courses originate on one of the WSU campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities and Vancouver) and are available to students at all other WSU campuses via WSU’s videoconferencing system. Some courses may be taught using a hybrid model or augmented through online and/or alternative forms of videoconferencing. Attending classes synchronously via Zoom might be possible for students who live 50+ miles from a WSU campus.

Further details can be found in information below.

Program requirements




Program objectives


Ed.D. Handbooks


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