Educational Leadership EdD Educational Leadership EdD

Educational Leadership

Program Overview

Whether you're looking to be a superintendent or university leader, Central Michigan University's doctorate in educational leadership can help you get there. You'll focus on contemporary issues facing PK-12 or higher education in this online program, which is meant for working professionals. By combining theory and practice, it will give you the skills to transform any educational organization.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Part-Time
Location: Online
Program Length: 4-6 Years
Credit Hours: 63 - 66

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

As a working professional in the field of education, you know that lofty goals alone can't transform an organization. Our doctoral program in educational leadership emphasizes using theory to improve practice through research and advanced scholarship.

Your classes will cover topics such as educational research and analysis, ethical leadership, and organizational change. Most courses are held online, with a summer one-week residency. You'll focus your program on either K-12 or higher education leadership. In either case, you'll work closely with an advisor to tailor your curriculum based on your needs, interests, and experience.

If you already have an Ed.S. degree from an approved institution, you can transfer up to 24 credits toward your Ed.D.

Program Highlights

As a doctoral candidate in educational leadership, you will:

  • Begin and end your program with a cohort of fellow students, meeting online every other Saturday. You'll meet in person twice a year, in the summer.
  • Online sessions are conducted in real-time. You'll engage with fellow students and faculty and get immediate feedback.
  • Gain hands-on field experience in an internship. You'll work closely with your advisor and institution to match your duties to your research goals.
  • Candidates in the K-12 concentration will qualify to take the Praxis SSA and earn your Michigan Central Office Certificate.

Careers & Outcomes

With a doctorate in educational leadership from Central Michigan University, you'll be poised to affect change wherever you work.

Career Projected Salary
Admissions Director $60,792
Elementary & Secondary School Administrator $63,712
Superintendent (Education) $98,980
Provost $96,910

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