College of Education and Human Services

Leadership (EdD)

Leadership (EdD)

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Applications now being accepted for Spring 2023!

Doctor of Education (EdD) offered in Online formats.

Transform Your Future through
Engaged Actionable Learning

  • 100% Online
  • Complete in Three Years
  • Learn Alongside other Change-making Leaders

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 EdD experience. During the application process, students will select an area of concentration: Curriculum & Instruction, Education Administration (Missouri Advanced Superintendent Certification), or Higher Education Administration.









48 Credits *

Start Term

Start Term

Spring 2023

Completion Time



Application Priority Deadline

Application Due

October 31, 2022


* 48 credits beyond graduate degree.

Asynchronous with planned synchronous sessions.


Faculty in the Leadership EdD 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.

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.

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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