Doctorate in Educational Leadership
The Department of Doctoral Studies in Education offers a doctorate in educational leadership for educators who desire to enhance their leadership roles and professional service in the field of education. The department strives to prepare values-driven scholars and leaders to have a positive impact on student learning and social justice in education.
Ed.D. Program Highlights
- The program's flexible cohort model creates a rich learning environment as students progress through courses with the same group of peers.
- Students choose between three emphases in Leadership, Teaching and Learning, and School Psychology.
- An integrated support system of faculty advisors, mentors, and staff prepare and equip students to make a difference with their degree in real-world settings.
School of Education Accreditation
Azusa Pacific University receives accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, the School of Education receives accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), making APU one of only three private schools in California with this distinction. Further, our credential programs are accredited by California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Our Master of Arts in Education: Educational Psychology Program is also accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). These notable accreditations set APU graduates apart from other candidates and ensure your degree will be recognized throughout the United States and internationally.
Azusa Pacific University held its place in the most prestigious category of U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2013 rankings, placing in Tier One at No. 179 in the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 121 institutions in the 2012 Best Colleges in the West for the seventh consecutive year.