Online Doctor of Education (EdD) Programs in Oregon

George Fox University is currently the only non-profit school in Oregon that offers an online EdD program. This program has two concentrations: Administration and Instructional Design and Development.George Fox University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on College and Universities (NWCCU). George Fox University’s School of Education is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).* To learn more about this school’s online EdD options, please see below.

Schools in Oregon with Online EdD Programs

Located in Newberg, George Fox University offers an online Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership through its School of Education, with concentrations in Administration and Instructional Design and Development. The program is for students looking to take on high-level positions in school or district administration, as well as those interested in teacher education and faculty roles in postsecondary institutions. A total of 56 credit hours are required to earn the degree, which takes around three years to complete. While the majority of the program is online, there is an annual one-week residency on the Newberg campus each summer. During these residencies, students meet with faculty and classmates to receive face-to-face instruction and participate in scholarly engagement activities.

Curriculum in the program is comprised of 38 Core Semester Credits, 12 Concentration Credits, and six Elective Credits. All students can expect to complete core courses in areas such as Leadership, Research in Effective Teaching, Political and Social Perspectives of Education, Faith and Learning, Educational Statistics, Qualitative and Quantitative Research, and Ethics, Equity, and Justice. Those who pursue the Instructional Design and Development concentration will also take courses in Leading Educational Organizations through Professional Development, Equity in Educational Environments, Leading People, and Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. Students in the Administration track fulfill their concentration requirements by completing one of two administrative licensure programs offered by George Fox University. There is Principal License (Tier I), for educators who want to move into P-12 school or district administrative positions, and Professional Administrative License (ProAL/Tier II), for those already in administration looking to pursue top district-level roles.

Students interested in pursuing their EdD online in a specialization not available at this school, such as Early Childhood Education or Educational Policy, may want to consider a program based out of state. Many colleges and universities around the country offer online Doctor of Education programs that accept students from Oregon. Some of these can be completed entirely online, while others include one or more on-campus residencies or other in-person components. To learn more about specialization options and browse available programs, check out our Online EdD Program Specializations page.


Online EdD Programs in Oregon

The following is a list of schools in Oregon that offer Doctor of Education programs online. For more information about any of the degrees discussed on this page, such as current admission requirements or tuition rates, click the corresponding link below to visit the program’s website.

George Fox University

(Newberg)
Accreditation: NWCCU, NCATE

*The Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP) is now recognized as the sole accrediting body for education preparation programs in the United States. NCATE accredited programs will become CAEP accredited when their accreditation is up for renewal.