Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership

Since 1976, the University of La Verne’s Doctor of Education Program has prepared individuals to be value-centered, visionary, and authentic leaders who inspire trust and collaboration. It is renowned for developing scholarly practitioners who understand and apply theory to practice in a variety of venues including education, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. The program is recognized for its exceptional completion rate and the success of its graduates who have distinguished themselves in their professional fields.

The Mission

The Ed.D. program manifests the four core values of the University of La Verne:

  • Ethical Reasoning: Affirms a value system that actively supports peace with justice, respect of individuals and humanity and the health of the planet and its people. Students are reflective about personal, professional, and societal values that support professional and social responsibility.
  • Diversity and Inclusivity: Supports a diverse and inclusive environment where students recognize and benefit from the life experiences and viewpoints of other students, faculty and staff.
  • Lifelong Learning: Promotes intellectual curiosity and the importance of lifelong learning. Teaches students how to learn, to think critically, to be capable of original research, and to access and integrate information to prepare them for continued personal and professional growth.
  • Community and Civic Engagement: Asserts a commitment to improving and enhancing local, regional and global communities.

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Christy Ranells
Assoociate Director of Graduate Admissions
(909) 448-4644
cranells@laverne.edu