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  • Application Deadline: August 2, 2024
  • Classes Start: August 25, 2024

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Help Shape the Future of Education

American International College (AIC) Online EdD in Educational Leadership and Administration program’s Teaching and Learning specialization focuses on the preparation of scholar practitioners to function effectively within a chosen educational area such as special education, elementary/middle/secondary school education, reading specialist, adult learning, global, or alternative education.

About the Program

Designed for scholar practitioners, this specialization will help students hone their ability to articulate, evaluate, understand, and develop validated theories and models of assessing:  

  • Effective teaching methods 
  • Curriculum models  
  • Strategies for addressing the needs of diverse learners 

Additionally, AIC’s Online EdD Teaching and Learning specialization provides dissertation writing courses woven throughout the program, allowing students to stay connected to their research while refining their skills and transforming into reflective leaders. 

  • Graduate in just over two years (seven terms) while studying full-time 
  • Study 100% online – no campus immersions or travel requirements  
  • Benefit from a cohort-style learning model, allowing you to build key connections with peers within and outside of your role  
  • Learn from doctorally-prepared faculty who are educators themselves 
  • Receive dedicated student advisor support from application to graduation 

AIC has a long-standing history of making education more accessible for people of all backgrounds, with a legacy centered around diversity, access, and inclusion. Founded in July 1885, AIC still stands more than 125 years later as a leader in education and continues to foster community more effectively than any other time in its history. 

The AIC Advantage

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Designed for engaged leaders

Fully online with no campus immersions or travel requirements

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Legacy of Diversity, Access & Inclusion

A history of making education more accessible for persons of all backgrounds

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Expert Support and Guidance

Study under thought leaders committed towards training the educators and leaders of tomorrow

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Affordable Tuition

Competitively priced tuition compared to similar programs

Admission Requirements

To be considered for enrollment in this program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Master's degree from any discipline  
  • 3.0 GPA  
  • 3 Letters of recommendation (academic or professional)  
  • Personal essay  
  • Official transcripts 

Online EdD Teaching and Learning - Sample Curriculum

This course focuses on an introduction to the selection and construction of research design and choice of appropriate research methods for the educational inquiry to be undertaken. A variety of research methods will be reviewed. The design and collection of data, data analysis, and ethical issues related to research with human subjects will be explored.

This course focuses on examining the use of reflective practice to improve instruction and leadership techniques and to engender professional dialogue among colleagues. Facilitating one’s own critical reflection, as well as encouraging that in others, is a key component of teaching, learning, and leading. The course content also explores the concepts of self-renewal and resilience as indicators of health and wellness in individuals and educational institutions. The key role that mentoring can play in initiating novice educators into the profession, supporting individual growth and sustaining the enthusiasm of veteran educators also is addressed.

Dissertation 1 is the first in a three-course block of final required dissertation writing. It yields the first two chapters of the dissertation: Introduction and literature Review. Credit is awarded when the student submits the fully edited and approved version of these two chapters to his/her Dissertation Committee.

This course examines the various ways in which social and cultural factors influence education. It will review sociological research findings on such topics as learning and social class, teacher and parental expectations, learning and gender, ethnicity, and the relation between learning and family rearing practices. In considering the cultural influences on contemporary education, students will study a variety of multicultural education models, the transmission of culture in a pluralistic society, and the role of education in the acculturation and assimilation process.

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Nicole Esposito
MS ’09, EdD ’12

"My professors at AIC changed how I viewed myself, my abilities, and what I could offer my community."

Online EdD in Educational Leadership and Administration 

American International College’s Online EdD in Educational Leadership and Administration program is a supportive online doctoral degree intended to facilitate transformative change, delivered with a connective, tailored curriculum. The EdD Teaching and Learning specialization is designed for scholar-practitioners to advance and enhance their knowledge, providing students the opportunity to refine their skills and create an opportunity within a chosen educational field.


 3 intakes per year


 Classes are 100% online

Career Salary Trends

Education Administrators (Kindergarten through secondary) $101,320
Education Administrators (Postsecondary) $99,940
Post Secondary Teachers $80,840
Training and Development Managers $120,000
Chief Executives $189,520


Frequently Asked Questions

American International College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

This program can be completed in two years and three months (seven semesters).

The tuition for this program is $960 per credit hour, totaling $48,960

*Please speak with your enrollment advisor about additional program fees.

In this program, you will study under an engaged, doctorally-prepared faculty of prolific scholars, practitioners, and leaders who are committed to your success.

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An AIC Enrollment Advisor can answer your questions and guide you through the application process. Click the button below to fill out a form and start the conversation.

Your advisor can help with:

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