Educational Leadership & Foundations (EdLF)

Doctor of Education Degree (EdD)

The Education Doctorate (EdD) program will prepare moral leaders who use research and best practices to improve learning, social equity, and other education outcomes in schools and communities.


The Education Doctorate Program at Brigham Young University prepares education leaders with scholarly dispositions and skills to enable them to effectively lead, lift, inspire, and educate their colleagues and followers. The program aims to instill in its candidates the desire to make educational institutions places of learning that equip students from all backgrounds for noble lives as contributing members of the human family.

Prospective Candidates

The EdD in Educational Leadership at BYU prepares mid-career leaders for advanced leadership positions in K-12 schools, higher education settings, and other teaching and learning environments. Graduates are prepared to become

  • collaborative leaders and change agents,
  • data-driven decision makers,
  • critical consumers of research,
  • culturally proficient agents for educational equity, and
  • proficient leaders in the educational context.

The EdD program and faculty will support students as they concurrently complete course work and their dissertations.  Students will feel comfortable discussing the spiritual roots of their leadership practice, their research, and their understanding of the research literature in educational leadership.  Given the university values, this program requires a high level of commitment. 


Educational Leadership and Foundations will be admitting doctoral students to begin summer of 2014, with an application deadline of  March 1, 2014.  As you plan your academic career and prepare your application, please contact Dr. Vance Randall, chair of the doctoral program, or any member of the doctoral committee with questions.  (801) 422-4291.  

Application Requirements – link to application form

Tuition - six hours of course work per semester


Provisions for Commuting Students

To better meet the needs of candidates who have full-time jobs, the Education Doctorate at BYU holds classes in long intensive blocks of time for two days every three or four weeks, as well as during spring and summer terms. Candidates who are employed outside the university's immediate geographic area have an opportunity to enroll in the program and enjoy a BYU experience, extending the influence of the university's programs and ideals.

For more Information:
Ed Leadership: 801-422-4291 / 801-422-3813

To read the Doctoral Handbook, click here.