College of Education and Human Services

St. Charles, Mo. / St. Louis, Mo.
Leadership (EdD)

St. Charles, Mo. / St. Louis, Mo.
Leadership (EdD)

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Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2024!

Doctor of Education (EdD) offered in Online formats.

Transform Your Future through
Engaged Actionable Learning

Students can select one of two program delivery models: Blended or Asynchronous.

CAEP Accredited ProvidedThe Leadership, EdD program now offers all students, upon acceptance, the option of selecting either a blended or asynchronous learning design. The blended approach includes 24 credits completed at the St. Charles campus. All students regardless of their selected learning modality are taught by Lindenwood University’s esteemed faculty.

As a member of the esteemed Carnegie Project of the Education Doctorate (CPED) our focus is on rigorous preparation, applied problem solving, creating an equity mindset, and providing each student individualized, continuous support.

This St. Louis Leadership, EdD is designed to be completed in three years, with program milestones embedded into the coursework. During the three-year experience students implement the principles of improvement science, transform educational process, practices, and organizations, and emerge as a scholar practitioner.







Online / On Campus



48 Credits *

Start Term

Start Term

Fall 2024

Completion Time


Asynchronous / Blended

Application Priority Deadline

Application Due

June 14, 2024


* 48 credits beyond graduate degree.

Asynchronous online or Blended (on campus and asynchronous online)

Areas of Concentration

Each EdD student selects, at the time of admission, an area of concentration consisting of 5 courses:

*Applicants can transfer in up to 15 credit hours with an EdS in Education Administration.

Real Experience. Real Success.Real Experience. Real Success

Faculty in the Leadership, EdD program bring real world experience to the students aligned with Lindenwood University’s mission of Real Experience. Real Success. Open educational resources (OER’s) are used throughout the program to minimize the cost of textbooks while providing access to the most current research.

All leadership doctoral courses are asynchronously designed with optional planned synchronous sessions tailored to facilitate the course outcomes, as student engagement is a recognized best practice.

Careers, Leadership EdD

Individuals who earn their Leadership EdD seek careers as a Missouri superintendent, average salary $158, 644; Higher Education Administrator, Provost average salary $149,501; Corporate Trainer, $65,052; Instructional Designer, $80,182.


Lindenwood Honored as a 2023-2024 College of Distinction

Lindenwood Honored as a 2023-2024 College of Distinction

For a fourth consecutive year, Lindenwood University has been named a College of Distinction for the 2023-2024 academic year, marking its commitment to providing a high-quality undergraduate education that focuses on hands-on learning, strong student-teacher relationships, a vibrant campus life, and successful outcomes.

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CPED Accepts Lindenwood Into Consortium

CPED Accepts Lindenwood Into Consortium

“Becoming a member of CPED places Lindenwood University’s College of Education and Human Services among an elite group focused on the development of scholarly practitioners, the essence of an educational doctorate,” said Dr. Lynda Leavitt, program director.

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