About Education Administration and Leadership
Lead your school district and manage its finances with confidence.
Move ahead in your career as an educational leader with a 100% online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree from PennWest California.
With PennWest California’s Ed.D. in Education Administration and Leadership, you’ll earn a post-master’s Superintendent Letter of Eligibility while developing advanced skills in educational leadership with a special focus on fiscal resource management – one of the top challenges for school superintendents and other education leaders today.
The online doctoral degree program provides education administrators with the knowledge and applied skills required to manage a school district or other academic enterprise. You’ll develop competencies in areas such as:
- Business practices and financial management.
- Human resource relations.
- Applied research in the educational setting.
- Ethics and integrity in education leadership.
Meet the need for school superintendents with financial management skills
School district administrators nationwide identify “a lack of adequate funding” among their top challenges, according to a recent national survey by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.
PennWest California’s online doctoral program in education administration and leadership, with its focus on fiscal responsibility, prepares education administrators to face financial challenges and make sound management decisions for their schools. Graduates of the Ed.D. program at PennWest California also will be equipped to address key areas of education administration and education leadership, such as operations management, problem-solving, decision-making and communication.
Coursework leading to the state-approved Superintendent Letter of Eligibility (SLE) is incorporated into PennWest California’s 100% online Ed.D. degree program. Students enter the doctoral program with advanced standing if they already hold the SLE credential.