Advance your knowledge AND your career with an online Doctor of Education degree from The University of Findlay!


Our Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program is an innovative online program designed to provide experienced professionals like yourself with the advanced training you need to be an elite educational leader. Graduates of the Ed.D. program will be able to meet the expansive challenges associated with improving educational environments.


This program is available completely online, and is accompanied by a one week, in person summer institute. The University of Findlay doctorate of education can be completed in three years (maximum of seven years) with dissertation support.


Those earning an Ed.D. from The University of Findlay will gain the skills of translating research into effective systems of instruction, supervision and leadership.


Why an online Doctor of Education degree?

A doctor of education is the highest professional degree in education.  Ed.D's are recognized for their wide knowledge of theory and research and for their commitment to the improvement of educational policy and practice.

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The Ed.D. is also recognized as preparation for university faculty positions, administrative positions in education, such as superintendent of schools, human resource directors or principals.

Positions for which an Ed.D. is highly advantageous include:

  • School and district administrators
  • Program administrators
  • Staff developers
  • Higher education faculty, including four-year and community colleges
  • Director of student services (higher education)
  • Curriculum developers
  • Teacher leaders
  • Teacher educators


According to Payscale.com, the average salary of a school district superintendent ranges from $88,557-$150,782.  The top ten percent of student service directors earn $162,170, while the average salary for a university professor is $80,790.