Online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

The online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy is designed to help current educational leaders create long-term K-12 education solutions. A member institution of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), Fordham helps online Ed.D. students enhance their current leadership skills in order to implement effective solutions in schools for all children, specifically those in marginalized or underserved communities.

Online Ed.D. Program Focus

At Fordham, three distinct pillars shape our online Ed.D. program:

  • Social Justice and Ethics
    Utilizing education to create an equitable society
  • Scholarly Inquiry and Research
    Staying at the forefront of the ever-changing education landscape
  • Problem-Solving and Design
    Re-evaluating and improving on education models for better outcomes

Apply Improvement Science to Transform Education

The Ed.D. employs improvement science as a primary approach, a method outlined by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED). This method places importance on utilizing exploratory learning when seeking new strategies for long-term success in education systems. Students learn to use inquiry, problem-solving, and innovation to continuously design and implement effective solutions across schools, districts, and communities.


Fordham Graduate School of Education seeks current leaders who want to expand their skillset and create real change in the field of education. Successful online Ed.D. applicants show an interest in becoming scholarly practitioners who are willing to engage in problem-solving and continuous development, applying research and theory to create a superior student learning experience.