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EDD Doctor of Education Educational Leadership and Management specialization


Capella University's online Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership program gives you skills to lead and manage change in schools. Our online EdD programs include both curriculum dedicated to your chosen area of study and leadership-focused courses — so you'll gain the knowledge important to your field and the credentials and skills you need for a leadership role in higher education.

Coursework covers such topics as finance, human resources, operations, change management, decision-making, curriculum and instruction improvement processes, cultural competency and advocacy.

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Degree Outcomes

With your EdD in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella, you'll learn to lead and manage change in educational organizations through evidence-informed decision-making, exceptional communication, inquiry, and research to develop a culture of learning, diversity, inclusion, and equity. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

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People with Doctoral degrees in Education from Capella earn an average of $21,000more per year than people who only hold a Master's degree.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online EdD in Educational Leadership and Management include president, provost, vice president, director, and faculty member in the fields of P-12, adult or higher education. Potential workplaces include: P–12 public or private school, community or technical college, land-based or online university, state education department, nonprofit organization, government agency or research and policy organization.