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The University of New England is an innovative and established leader in the online learning community. All of our online courses offer a multi-dimensional distance learning experience using a student-centered approach, specifically designed to accommodate different learning styles and the schedules of working professionals. 

UNE Online’s 51-credit Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) is a three-year program, including dissertation, and is entirely online with no residency requirement. Your dissertation is also presented online.

The program focuses on Transformative Leadership, and will prepare you to transform self, organization, and community through focused, flexible study. You will become powerfully positioned to build allies with others striving for common outcomes as well as collaborate with individuals with divergent values and perspectives.

Additionally, UNE Online’s Graduate Education Programs are ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 rankings for Best Online Graduate Education Programs. UNE is one of only 25 private universities appearing in the top 100, and is one of just two Maine institutions included in the ranking. 

The University of New England is regionally accredited by the New England Association of schools and colleges (NEASC). Accreditation by the Association indicates that the institution has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators.


Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or its equivalent. 3.0 cumulative graduate GPA. Coursework: Prior successful completion of statistical analysis coursework preferred. Regular access to an environment in which you can apply course concepts and strategies. Resume or CV. Essay. Two recommendations.

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)