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.

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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
Year-round with Summer, Fall and Spring semesters.
Start Term
New students begin during the Summer semester.
  • Thousand Oaks
Program Costs

$1,005 per credit

$60,300 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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The Ed.D. program at Cal Lutheran has fostered my ability to become a more reflective, thoughtful, and focused leader. The program has provided me with essential resources and tools to enhance and improve my practice as a transformational leader of K-12 educational institutions. After completing the program, I feel prepared to lead towards a vision of educational equity and access.

Jason Peplinski
District Superintendent, Simi Valley Schools