Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Administration & Policy
Fordham University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Administration & Policy program is designed to prepare transformative leaders in K-12 education.  The program equips educators with the skills needed to fill leadership positions that improve education for all children, especially those in marginalized or underserved communities, and focuses on preparing social-justice-minded educational leaders to solve problems and design solutions that benefit schools and student learning.  The curriculum uses improvement science as a primary approach, placing importance on utilizing exploratory learning when seeking new strategies for long-term success in educational systems as students learn to use inquiry, problem-solving, and innovation to continuously design and implement effective solutions across schools, districts, and communities.  There are four core practice areas:

  • Educational Leadership and Organizational Change
  • Leading Teaching and Learning
  • Engaging and Transforming Schools, Districts, and Communities
  • Policy and Advocacy

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Fordham University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Essay/Writing Sample, Resume/CV, Occupational License

Additional Info

  • Requires two on-campus immersion experiences
  • At least three years of appropriate leadership experience in a PK-12 educational institution 
  • Master’s degree, including fundamental and intermediate courses equivalent to those required by the division