Leadership and Innovation, EdD

Learn more about Leadership and Innovation, EdD.

Ready to apply?

The Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation is an award-winning degree program that prepares educators working in a range of settings to transform their practice and create better learning opportunities for students of all ages. Beginning as a teacher, teacher-leader, principal, superintendent, higher education professional or educator-leader in another context, you’ll complete coursework that deepens your ability to lead change and implement innovation in your local educational organizations.

The EdD is a three-year, cohort-based degree offered in two formats — hybrid (a combination of campus and online) and 100-percent online — with similar coursework and structure and taught by the same faculty. It focuses on research in action, with options for advancing your professional studies in pre-K–12 change leadership; higher education change leadership; and systems, professional and reimagined change leadership. You’ll conduct multiple cycles of inquiry throughout the program, learning research within your own workplace. Leader Scholar Communities, formed with the fifth term, comprise five to seven students and one faculty member, meeting regularly to offer academic and personal support. You’ll share your research each semester in a variety of formats including yearly symposia in the public Doctoral Research Conference. The culminating requirement is an action-research dissertation.

Plan of study

Total hours: 60 when you enter the program with a master's degree in a related discipline (30 credit hours)

View the plan of study

Locations & start dates

Hybrid: West campus, Summer
Online: Fall and Spring

View application deadlines

Faculty accepting students


Admission requirements

You must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and MLFTC.

You must have a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher in your master’s degree coursework.

View complete admission requirements

COVID-19 information

Please complete and submit the form below, and a representative will contact you about enrolling at ASU.

Fields marked with * are required.

I'm interested in...
About me...

USA (domestic) example: (123) 456-7890; International examples: +222333344444 (+ sign, 3 digit area code, and number), OR 0223344445555 (zero-leading country code, two digit area code, rest of number)

Format: m/d/yyyy (ex. 1/27/2000)

Please also send me information to the following address...
By completing and submitting your information to ASU, you consent to:
  1. ASU using this information to contact you regarding information as you requested
  2. The terms of ASU's Privacy Statement
  3. If you are in the European Union or another country or state that has adopted the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) or similar privacy protection, please also read the ASU European Supplement to ASU's Privacy Statement