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Educational Leadership and Management Specialization Doctor of Education

School of Education

Overview

Capella University's online doctorate program in Educational Leadership 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.

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.

Detailed Program Information

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Classes Start November 6th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future. 

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Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1–3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$707 per credit, 64 total quarter credits, 0 max transfer credits

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable–there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Grants

Grants are federal education funds that never need to be paid back. 

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$30 Million in Scholarships Available

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid. 

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Federal Work Study

This program provides part-time jobs to reduce your loan debt amounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more.

Sample Courses

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
EDD8322 Leading and Managing Change
EDD8320 Collaboration in Leading and Managing a Culture of Learning
EDD8324 Leading and Managing the Application of Organizational Theory
EDD8306 Systems and Theories of Organizational Dynamics and Change

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Coaches

From enrollment to graduation, coaches help you stay on track. They know your program, answer questions, and cheer you on.

Faculty

Our distinguished faculty holds top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now. 

Doctoral Advising

A doctoral degree takes special effort. It's why we offer expert support at every step to keep you moving forward toward your goal.

Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.