The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership provides in-depth knowledge for leaders seeking to develop and transform through practice in the educational institution. Emphasizing the application of scholarship (theory) to the improvement of educational practice, it is intended for individuals in educational leadership careers. Students accepted into the program will be part of a cohort designed for a seamless transition. If you've earned a Specialist in Education degree in Educational Leadership from an approved institution, you may receive up to a maximum of 27 credits toward the Ed.D. to be completed at CMU.