Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (K-12)

As today's education landscape continues to undergo rapid change in technology, economy and culture, school administrative leaders must be equipped with the skills, knowledge and vision to steer institutions through this ongoing evolution.

Priority Application Deadlines

Thousand Oaks Campus: January 15th for Summer Term
Santa Maria Campus: May 1st for Summer Term

Open House

Open House Reception

Join us for an open house reception to learn more about our programs and get answers to your individual questions in an informal setting. Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 6-8pm at Mediterraneo in Westlake Village. This event is open to all prospective and newly admitted Graduate School of Education students.

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Quick Facts
Program Units
Average Duration
3 years
On-campus, hybrid courses; full-time course load. Weekend format (Friday evening, Saturday during the day).
Course Availability
Fall and Spring 15-week semesters with Summer sessions
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Santa Maria
2017-18 Cost

$925 per credit

$55,500 base cost

Veteran's Benefits

Our Doctor of Education in K-12 Educational Leadership empowers seasoned professionals to further enhance their abilities and position themselves for heightened leadership roles.

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Program Highlights

Small, collaborative classes emphasize organizational and research skills, ethical values, and leadership by integrating theory with real-world application opportunities. You'll contribute to student success by:

  • Leading organizational change in a diverse society
  • Establishing a caring, collaborative learning community
  • Utilizing effective administration and technology principles
  • Evaluating individual, organizational, and societal education contexts


Featured Course

EDLD 605: Instructional Leadership in Modern, Complex Organizations

This course explores several major theories of learning, group process and organizational development, and the implications of those theories for diagnosis and action to influence learner outcomes.

It includes emphasis on the problems, dilemmas, and opportunities for leaders in educational, public and human service organizations.

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At Cal Lutheran, I experienced the real meaning of mentorship. Professors practice mentoring as their mandate and go out of their way to develop students. My mentors are still in my life as trusted advisors 15 years later.

Dr. Antonio Castro '08
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership