The Ed.D. degree in Educational Leadership is designed to provide in-depth knowledge and skills to educational leaders who seek to develop and refine their knowledge and skills to help transform through practice in the educational institution. The program emphasizes 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.
The Ed.S. degree program was also designed for a seamless transition into the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership program if the applicant meets department requirements. Students entering the Doctor of Education program, who have an earned Specialist in Education degree in Educational Leadership from an approved institution, may receive up to a maximum of 27 credits toward the Doctor of Education. Remaining Doctor of Education requirements must be completed at Central Michigan University.