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 & Instruction, Education 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.