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Capella University's online doctorate in Educational Leadership program provides you with the skills to lead and affect change in schools. All of our online Doctor of Education (EdD) programs include curriculum dedicated to your chosen area of study along with leadership-focused courses. You'll acquire critical skills and knowledge in your field as well as the credentials you need to assume a leadership position in higher education.

Your coursework will cover such topics as finance, human resources, operations, change management, decision-making, curriculum and instruction improvement processes, cultural competency, and advocacy.

Typical participants in this program are often students looking to broaden their leadership and managerial capabilities; higher education faculty and P–12 teachers transitioning into administrative or leadership positions; and government, corporate and nonprofit leaders with positions focused on education.

Degree Outcomes

With your online doctorate in Educational Leadership 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 $21,000 more 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.

To learn more, call 866.933.5981, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.