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.

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
2019-20 Cost

$985 per credit

$59,100 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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Open House

Open House Reception

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Westlake Village Inn - Vintage Room

We’re hosting an Open House reception to give you an opportunity to learn more about what Cal Lutheran's Graduate School of Education has to offer. You'll meet faculty and staff, current students, and alumni who can tell you first-hand about the value of our programs.

We offer graduate education degrees that will prepare you to lead and transform education for the challenges of the future. Whatever your program of interest we’d love to meet!

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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
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership,