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Program Details

The University of Florida’s Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership is offered through the university’s College of Education and under the Department of Human Development & Organizational Studies in Education. This program is is designed to link research and practice to prepare professionals for career enhancement and progression. This program’s distance learning delivery was implemented with working educators in mind that wouldn’t normally have the freedom to pursue a traditional degree on-campus due to family, location, or work commitments.

The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership is intended for educators of all levels who are dedicated to their profession and focused on providing quality leadership for their state’s students. As most educators know, quality school leadership relies heavily on the skills and knowledge of the administrators. By pursuing this degree, educators have the opportunity to ensure that this nation’s students will have excellent leaders in the classroom for years and years to come. The core curriculum of this program consists of 12 courses, or 36 semester hours. All coursework is based on the Florida Principal Leadership Standards, and is delivered by nationally recognized faculty, many of whom are experienced principals and superintendents. With this program’s comprehensive coursework and esteemed faculty, this program may be an ideal choice for educators who wish to make that next step in enriching their education and furthering their career.


  • A bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from an accredited United States college or university, or a degree deemed equivalent by the University of Florida Office of Admission.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 upper-division (last 60 credits) undergraduate work.
  • An acceptable graduate grade point average for previous graduate work.
  • An acceptable score on the Graduate Records Examination (GRE). We will consider applications from individuals who have acceptable scores on both the verbal and quantitative sections.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


Locational - 2 or 3 weekend meetings per semester in Gainesville or Collier County