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Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

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Doctor of Educational Leadership (Ed.D)

The innovative Doctor in Educational Leadership (Ed.D-DEL) is a top ranked, 3-year cohort program in advanced educational leadership practice. The program promotes leadership knowledge and skills for the continuous improvement of education systems to effectively serve all children, youth, and communities. It engages faculty and students in the broader Michigan community to work collaboratively toward just and successful schools, universities, youth serving and organizations that contribute to vital communities and a re-invigorated state.

The (Ed.D-DEL) program uses a collaborative learning and inquiry model that requires a group dissertation in practice. It is a member of the Carnegie Program on the Education Doctorate.

Developing Leaders

The Ed.D-DEL program aims to develop high capacity, innovative leaders and leader networks for Michigan schools, universities, community organizations and other education-related agencies. Program graduates may also become eligible for Michigan Central Office Administrator certification.

Dedicated to Professional Practice

The program is designed for working professionals and uses hybrid learning arrangements that blend face-to-face and online learning Saturdays, evenings, and summer. Collaborative learning and development of professional networks are emphasized.

Program Highlights



JOIN THE COMMUNITY


Learn with a cohort of dedicated peers and nationally recognized faculty


MAKE YOUR IMPACT


Explore and address critical problems of practice through a group dissertation completed with peers that share your interest.


GET CERTIFIED


Prepare to meet the standards for achieving Central Office Administrator (COA) certification in the state of Michigan.

This Program By the Numbers


3


YEARS TO COMPLETE

20


STUDENTS PER COHORT

45


CREDIT HOURS

A National Leader

– Michigan State University is ranked #1 in the nation for education administration (U.S. News & World Report).
– MSU is an ‘Experienced’ member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, which includes over 100 colleges working together to improve doctorate in education programs.

The whole program really opened up our eyes and made us better educators. It has made me a better advocate for students.

MELODY STRANG

Superintendent

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K-12 Administration Information
620 Farm Lane, Room 402 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034
P: (517) 353-8480 F: (517) 884-1392
Email: k12adm@msu.edu