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Performance Improvement Leadership Specialization Doctor of Education

School of Education

Overview

Capella University’s online EdD in Performance Improvement Leadership prepares you for a leadership position within a K–12, higher education, or corporate environment.

This EdD specialization offers an innovative approach to refining your leadership skills, providing immediately applicable to real-world situations in your career. The program also gives you the opportunity to plan, implement, and execute performance improvement solutions, then evaluate their results and impact. Capella’s comprehensive approach guides you through this applied research doctorate, making the critical skills you need to become a leader in performance improvement.

This program is designed around the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and the Association for Talent Development (ATD).

Degree Outcomes

An EdD in Performance Improvement Leadership from Capella will help you as you grow your leadership skills in human performance improvement. You will gain practical, immediately applicable knowledge of methods for assessing human performance systems, selecting and designing performance improvement interventions, and more. Your capstone experience will offer you unique skills based on practical application of the knowledge you obtain in this program.

Career Outcomes

Graduates with an EdD in Performance Improvement Leadership can look forward to career opportunities in a variety of roles, such as chief learning officer, training director, professor, performance improvement specialist, or manager of learning and performance improvement.

Detailed Program Information

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Classes Start October 9th

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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

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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.

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.  

Faculty

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

Writing Support

These skilled communicators offer free tutoring services and multiple resources to sharpen your writing skills.

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?

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