Educational Leadership and Change

Doctor of Education

Empire State University

  • Delivery Mode
    75% Online
  • Total Credits
  • Degree Level
    Doctor of Education
  • Contact Us
    518-587-2100 ext. 2429

Earn your doctorate degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

The Educational Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership and Change (ELC) from Empire State College is designed to prepare mid-career practicing professionals to hold leadership positions in higher education, where graduates serve as change agents. The ELC uses a scholar-practitioner model, which starts with the assumption of self-directed, collaborative learning among researchers, practitioners, educators, and students to produce scholar-practitioners.

Learning in a community of practice through cohorts is one of the central tenets of this program and is facilitated through face-to-face and online interaction among students and faculty. Four residencies, which are generally two-day intense, face-to-face meetings with workshops and course meetings, support this approach.

What's a doctorate degree?
A doctorate degree usually takes four or more years to complete, unless you already have a master's degree. Doctorate degrees are very specific to a particular area of study.

How do I enroll?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records

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