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EdD in Performance Improvement Leadership
Doctor of Education

As an education professional, you understand the importance of great educators and administrators. A Capella University Doctor of Education (EdD), Performance Improvement Leadership degree can help you evaluate human performance interventions to establish benchmarks for success.

This specialization is designed to help prepare you to pursue leadership roles such as chief learning officer, training director, or manager of learning and performance improvement. Lead with a broader understanding of applied research, and develop strategies that improve the quality of education in K-12, higher education, or corporate settings.

Earn certification in ROI methodology

This specialization offers an opportunity to earn a valuable certification in ROI Methodology™ from the ROI Institute™.

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 July 11

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

At a glance

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

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 Performance Improvement 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 Performance Improvement Leadership.

Related job titles to explore*

  • Training manager
  • Development manager
  • Learning manager
  • Training director
  • Director of staff development
  • Consultant
  • Full-time faculty of education courses

Employment settings to explore

  • Corporation
  • Health care
  • Nonprofit organization
  • P-12 education (organizational performance)
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Military
  • Government—local, state, federal

*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.

Articles and resources

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EdD program guide

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