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Online Doctorate in Education


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Program Highlights

  1. The program focuses on equipping leaders to address the following four areas in education reform: systems thinking, social justice & anti-racism, personal leadership and policy and research. 

  2. You’ll learn to elevate your real-life classroom experience to become a force for change in decision-making environments.

  3. The School of Education has a unique connection to the nation’s capital, providing unparalleled insight into the policymaking ecosystem that shapes the role of education in our society.

  4. The program’s immersive experience provides networking opportunities across the AU School of Education community, cohort and D.C. policy makers.

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Apply to the online EdD in Education Policy and Leadership at American University today.

About American University's School of Education

Offering comprehensive online and on-campus degree programs, American University's School of Education is designed to prepare graduates with the ability to translate cutting-edge research into actionable plans for educators and equip graduates with the skills to implement organizational change.

Our alumni are devoted to achieving equity and excellence within education, putting forth their strongest efforts to ensure students and educational organizations can have every opportunity for success. Our students take full advantage of American University’s extensive academic and professional resources, translating their advanced training and research into applicable coursework and initiatives that help learners grow and address today’s real-world education conflicts.

The faculty, staff, and students of the School of Education (SOE) at American University are committed to cultivating a vibrant and richly diverse, inclusive, equitable, and antiracist learning community.

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*Time to completion may vary depending on transfer credits and number of credits taken per semester.

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