Capella University

EdD - Educational Leadership and Management

Enhance your educational leadership and managerial expertise with a doctoral degree focused on addressing real-world challenges and opportunities in the field of education. The curriculum was designed around the standards of a number of respected K-12 organizations and is aligned with the Competencies for Community College Leaders developed by the American Association of Community Colleges. The course work covers such topics as finance, human resources, operations, change management, decision-making, curriculum and instruction improvement processes, cultural competency, and advocacy. The specialization is designed to be completed in less than three years, with all courses taken in sequence, allowing you to learn and build professional relationships with the same cohort of students. You also will have the opportunity to develop an applied research project that contributes to the solution of a recognized problem in the field. People likely to be interested in this specialization include higher education and K-12 administrators who wish to enhance their leadership and managerial abilities; higher education faculty and K-12 teachers transitioning to administrative or leadership positions; and government, corporate, and nonprofit leaders whose organization or position is focused on education.

This specialization does not satisfy licensure requirements for K-12 public school teachers or administrators.

Residency requirement: None


Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456.

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