The Doctor of Educational Leadership (EdD) program supports current and aspiring leaders from different professional experiences, social organizations, and diverse backgrounds. The EdD program emphasizes innovation, social justice, and equity for the benefit of individuals, organizations, and communities. Students identify inequities and real-world problems (problems of practice) in their professional settings and create a plan of action to address them in their Dissertation in Practice (DiP). EdD students examine their intersecting identities and the impact of those identities on their positionality as scholars and leaders. Program components include high-impact practices and address issues and ideas to support transformational change, leadership development, design thinking, and innovative organizational development.
The Doctorate of Educational Leadership is a member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), an international network of over 135 graduate schools committed to advancing the professional doctorate to support the advancement of equity-minded scholar-practitioner who are committed to leading lasting positive change for the benefit of everyone.