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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Become an Academic Leader.
Radford University's Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D.) is designed to prepare practicing professional educators to fill positions as educational leaders at the district level in Virginia. Successful completion of this fully online program qualifies program completers for licensure as a superintendent.
This 63 credit hour program includes courses in Educational Foundations, Educational Leadership, Applied Research, Field Experiences and Elective choices and is designed to be completed in three years as a part-time student.
Radford University is a member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate. We are committed to the Guiding Principles that the Professional doctorate in education:
Note for applicants:
We are currently accepting applications for our cohort who will begin in January 2021. In order to be considered for this cohort, the application must be complete by August 1st.Learn More
Students can focus on one course at a time and still complete two courses per semester.
The Ed. D. program is convenient and flexible for working professionals. Our latest collaboration software allows for "face-to-face" engagement with faculty and cohort members.
Ed. D. program courses, field experience and research are directly connected to solving complex problems of practice in schools.