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Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Program Details

The University of Florida’s Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership is designed to link research and practice to prepare professionals for career enhancement and progression. This program is intended for educators of all levels who are looking for the opportunity to ensure that this nation’s students will have excellent leaders in the classroom for years and years to come.


Students must attend up to three weekend meetings per semester held on the UF campus in Gainesville, Florida.

  • Graduate Records Examination (GRE)
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Résumé
  • Scholarly Paper
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • All doctorate candidates may be subject to a personal interview following the preliminary approval of all application materials

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


UF is partially authorized for residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and Washington. States pending authorization include: Kansas, Michigan, New York, and Oregon.

Distance education programs in allied health professions, counseling, education, nursing, social work, and veterinary medicine may require additional approval from state licensing agencies or boards. Out-of-state students who are considering applying to a professional program should contact the licensing agency or board in their state prior to enrollment.