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Doctorate of Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

For more than 100 years, Florida Southern College has been preparing men and women for rewarding careers in education.

The Doctorate of Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) from Florida Southern prepares teachers and administrators to advance professionally and grow intellectually.

Our outstanding faculty is composed of teachers and scholars whose research and practical experience delve straight into today’s most complex and important issues in education. The Doctor of Education from Florida Southern is for those who want to lead their profession in the future.

As a nationally recognized leader in engaged learning, built on a history of educational excellence, Florida Southern College ranked as the No. 1 Regional College in the state of Florida by the prestigious college guidebook U.S. News & World Report.

As a student in the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Program, you will experience unparalleled robust, active, and hands-on faculty-led collaborative projects. Our Doctor of Education provides a rigorous academic program geared toward enriching your leadership, management, and motivational abilities, which are key to success in today’s ever-changing and increasingly interconnected, globalized world of education.

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Greg Athanas
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Delivery Method

A combination of online and in-class courses are offered to meet the needs of your busy schedule. By enrolling in our Ed.D. full-time, you will complete all of your coursework in two years, plus a dissertation. A full-time schedule is comprised of two courses per semester.


Teachers who host a Florida Southern College education student for field study or internship earn a voucher for one free Florida Southern College School of Education course. There is no limit to the number you can earn; however, they are nontransferable. Vouchers may be applied to any School of Education course offered and can be used toward the completion of a degree program. Have you hosted an FSC student intern? Contact us to redeem your free course.

Ed.D. Program Cost for 2015-16**

Tuition per credit hour $400
8 credit hours $3,200
Technology Fee* $50