Doctor of Education (EdD)
Online Degree Program
The Doctor of Education online degree program in Educational Administration is designed to assist educational professionals to explore and develop a comprehensive understanding of educational leadership and decision making processes.
Designed For You
The California Coast University online Doctor of Education in Educational Administration program was designed for complete flexibility for the student. All courses are self-paced and completed 100% online.
Low tuition with interest-free payment plans as low as $150/month.
Flexible programs designed to fit into your busy schedule. Self-paced study with no group projects, set meeting times, or exam dates.
The program is not structured in semesters, quarters or terms. It is designed to allow students to begin their online studies at any time of the year.
CCU offers a tuition discount for Active Duty Military, Veterans, Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Government Employees, and CCU Graduates.
We also offer a 10% discount for Corporate Partner employees. For more information on how to become a Corporate Partner, see our Corporate Partnership Information Page.
*Employment verification is required. Offer good for students who enrolled after April 2018 and were offered discount at time of enrollment. Offer is not retroactive for students already enrolled. Discount and/or prices subject to change and/or cancellation at any time without notice. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount(s).
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Develop knowledge of learning theory, philosophical and historical foundations and public policy in the procurement of education administration.
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of a variety of educational leadership strategies to enhance learning using vision, missions, goals and objectives, strategic planning and sound decision-making in a wide range of leaning environments.
- Apply the skill of interpreting, gathering and conducting educational research coupled with developing educational standards and accountability of school systems.
- Examine key concepts and theories related to program content - utilizing critical thinking and academic writing skills.
- Examine program content in relation to ethical reasoning, social responsibility, global citizenship, civic engagement.
- Analyze educational environments so that decision-making and leadership can be developed to manage human resources, motivate people, train and develop through different learning modalities to make effective decisions about appropriate uses of educational finance in learning communities.
- Synthesize both knowledge and application of educational administration by incorporating leadership techniques to lead educational organizations in both domestic and multicultural learning communities.
- Evaluate the larger political, social, economic, legal and cultural influences of education through research supported by theoretical foundations to change, alter and expand educational initiatives in school systems.
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Ed.D. Program Requirements:
California Coast University understands that applicants have a wide variety of educational backgrounds and skill levels and that the program may not be a good fit for everyone. With this, the University wants each applicant to be fully informed and aware of the program requirements prior to enrollment.
For the application process, candidates must:
- Have professional experience working in a position related to education – a minimum of three to five years of professional experience.
- Submit a resume for review prior to acceptance.
- Have earned a master’s degree in education, or another field may be considered.
- Submit a writing sample prior to acceptance.
For the Ed.D. program, students must:
- Have internet access to complete research requirements for the program.
- Complete a Qualifying Examination and Comprehensive Examination.
- Complete four writing assignments - 3 - 4 pages for each of four units (16 writing assignments total per course).
- Complete a doctoral dissertation and oral defense based on original research in the field of education.
- Students complete a total of 66 semester units for the Ed.D. degree program.
Explore The Program
The Doctor of Education in Educational Administration consists of the following requirements:
For the online Doctor of Education in Educational Administration degree program, the following 2 courses must be fulfilled, followed by a Qualifying Examination. Click on course title to expand and read more.
|Legal Aspects of Education
For the online Doctor of Education in Educational Administration degree program, the following 4 courses must be fulfilled. Click on course title to expand and read more.
|Philosophical Foundations of Education
|History of Education
For the online Doctor of Education in Educational Administration degree program, the following 6 courses must be fulfilled. Click on course title to expand and read more.
|Analysis of Current Issues in Education
|Organizational Behavior and Adaptive Leadership
|Managing Human Resources
|Advanced Curriculum Development
|Educational Accountability, Governance, and Reform
For the online Doctor of Education in Educational Administration degree program, the following 2 courses must be fulfilled. Click on course title to expand and read more.
|Quantitative Methods in Educational Research
After completing all of the above courses for the online Doctor of Education in Educational Administration degree program, a Comprehensive Examination is taken. Click on exam title to expand and read more.
After completing the Comprehensive Exam for the online Doctor of Education in Educational Administration degree program, the Research and Dissertation Phase begins. It is comprised of the following items. Click on title to expand and read more.
|Dissertation Planning (Pass/No pass)
|Dissertation and Oral Defense
Prerequisites to Admission:
An applicant must have earned a Master's Degree in Education. A Master’s Degree in another field may be accepted if the Admissions Committee evaluation indicates the applicant has the necessary foundation to succeed in the program. The applicant must then complete the following 4 prerequisite courses: EDU 510 Models of Teaching, EDU 523 Strategic Issues Management, EDU 524 Curriculum Design and Evaluation, EDU 536 Ethics in Education.
Online Library Resources:
To assist students with the Doctor of Education program, doctoral candidates will have 24-hour complimentary access to online library resources. The Library and Information Resources Network, Inc. (LIRN) provides students with access to multiple research databases. These resources will be essential to students at the Dissertation stage and will also provide information to reference throughout their program.
FAQ About Coursework
Required units may be satisfied in the following ways:
California Coast University has developed comprehensive Study Guides, for each course, that are designed to coordinate and sequence the learning materials within the required textbook(s). The following points will help to illustrate how the Study Guides are designed:
- Study Guides are based on specific textbooks, available through local bookstores, the publisher, or the University's Rental Library.
- Each Study Guide is organized with a complete syllabus, along with instructional materials to guide the student chapter by chapter through the corresponding text.
- Each Study Guide contains an overview and summary of all textbook chapters, a listing of important keywords (with definitions), self-tests (with answers) on key points, and critical thinking activities.
- Study Guides include 4 unit exams equally spaced throughout the instructional materials, four writing assignments per unit, and the final multiple choice examination.
- Examinations are designed to test the student on the information contained within the preceding chapters.
- All tests have no time limit and may be completed as open book tests.
Transcripts of previously completed master's or doctoral level academic work are evaluated and credit may be transferred to meet existing coursework requirements. The following guidelines are utilized when accepting transfer credit for a doctoral level degree program:
- Doctor of Education students may receive transfer credit for up to two courses (up to 8 semester units) of previously completed coursework.
- Courses must have been completed at a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or its foreign equivalent.
- Transfer grades earned must be equivalent to a letter grade of B (3.0 GPA) or higher.
- No specialized training or experiential learning credit can be awarded at the graduate level.