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Applications now being accepted for Spring 2022!

The online Doctor of Education in Leadership program is a 48 credit-hour, three-year, cohort-based learning experience, offering students an opportunity to develop and transform educational processes, practices, and organizations, implement design thinking principles, applied research methodology and emerge as a scholar-practitioner. Each fall and spring scholar teams, including content experts and students, engage in the process of creative problem solving, research and developing a problem-based dissertation. Doctoral students receive individual and ongoing support throughout the Ed.D. experience. During the application process, students will select an area of concentration: Curriculum & InstructionEducation Administration (Missouri Advanced Superintendent Certification), or Higher Education Administration.

Faculty in the Leadership Ed.D. program utilize open educational resources (OER’s), minimizing the cost of textbooks while providing access to the most current research. As a part of the College of Education and Human Services' Digital Initiative students will access all program materials via an iPad, which may be purchased through the university, or on a comparable device of their own.

All courses will be asynchronous, with planned synchronous sessions tailored to facilitate the course outcomes, as student engagement is a recognized best practice.

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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Application Criteria

Strong applicants for the Leadership Ed.D. program will meet the following criteria:

  • 3.0 GPA in earned graduate degree
  • Experience as educational leaders to include teaching, administration, non-profit, or corporate work experience
  • Excellent academic and personal expression skills

Application Process

  • Complete the Lindenwood University online application, the Leadership Ed.D. Supplemental Application, request four references, submit resume and official graduate transcripts by October 31, 2021.
  • The Leadership Admissions Team will review and score all applicant materials.
  • Selected applicants will receive email instructions to complete a video response to six questions related to theory, research and practice.
  • Members of the Leadership Admissions Team scores the applicant’s video response for clarity and content.
  • Applicants offered admission receive letters of acceptance and begin the Leadership Ed.D. Onboarding Experience.
  • Classes begin!
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St. Charles, MO 63301