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EdD in Educational Leadership
Doctor of Education

As an educator, the way you manage a culture of learning and address current educational issues can be vital to making a difference in your school or organization. Capella University offers an online Doctor of Education (EdD), Educational Leadership that can help you grow as an informed decision-maker and innovative leader. Available in both FlexPath and GuidedPath learning formats, this doctoral program can help you enhance your ability to conduct inquiry and analysis, communicate and make decisions.

Application-based curriculum

Create artifacts in your courses and use them as teaching tools in the classroom.

Foundational coursework

Build a solid base for your program with coursework that focuses on research and critical thinking—and prepares you for success as a doctoral student.

Capstone: doctoral project

Your doctoral project provides the opportunity for you to solve a real-world problem in your field.

Classes start June 6

Use the code SPRING to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 16 Core courses
  • Capstone
  • 0 max transfer credits
  • FlexPath available

With Capella Tuition Cap, you won't pay more than $32,000 in tuition costs for your degree.

*Eligibility rules apply. Connect with us for details. Books and supplies and other fees apply.

What can you do with a EdD in Educational Leadership degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. Here are some of the jobs and employment settings to explore with an EdD in Educational Leadership.

Related job titles to explore*

  • Director of academic and student services departments
  • College faculty of education courses
  • Associate dean

Employment settings to explore

  • P–12 public, private, virtual or charter school
  • Colleges, universities, and professional schools
  • Government
  • Nongovernmental education organizations
  • Corporations

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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