At a Glance

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All stated financial information is subject to change. For a detailed cost estimate or more information, contact APU's Graduate Student Financial Services.

Doctor of Education

The Department of Educational Leadership offers a Doctor of Education 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.
  • An integrated support system of faculty advisors, mentors, and staff prepare and equip students to make a difference in the field of education.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

APU also offers doctoral programs in higher education through the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences.

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.

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University continues to be recognized annually among the nation’s best colleges, landing in the most prestigious category of U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2014 rankings (Tier One, No. 173), and being named 1 of 124 institutions in The Princeton Review’s Best Western Colleges 2014.

Note: This information is current for the 2014–15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.