Educational leadership

Doctor of education University of Missouri
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Overview

The online doctor of education (EdD) in educational leadership from MU lets you continue your career while also acquiring skills that you can put to use immediately. This newly retooled doctorate program is designed for practicing educational leaders ready to enhance their leadership skills and career opportunities.

The program is not designed to lead to professional licensure or certification. If you wish to enhance your degree with the requirements for certification or licensure, please contact the ELPA department (ELPA@missouri.edu) to discuss potential options.

Quick facts

Official name

Doctor of education in educational leadership

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Doctorate

Academic home

College of Education & Human Development | Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours

54

Estimated cost

$30,402.00

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

Graduates of this program lead across a PK–20+ context as principals, superintendents, directors, university administrators, faculty and more.

Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
5.43%
employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$86,000
median salary

Program structure

Delivery of this program is 100% online: No campus visits required. Optional on-campus opportunities (e.g., meetings with faculty, networking events, writing retreats) may be offered during the program based on student interest and availability.

This program requires synchronous components, held on Wednesdays from 5 to 8 p.m. CT.

Courses are semester-based. Students will take two classes each semester and finish the program in three years.

Course work includes

  • Leadership theory and practice
  • Organizational analysis
  • Educational policy
  • Content and context of learning

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

3 years

Typical course load

2 classes per semester

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Faculty spotlight

Michael Williams

Dr. Michael Steven Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis in the College of Education at the University of Missouri. His research program broadly focuses on inclusion, diversity, and equity, the social-psychological development of students, and institutional excellence in American postsecondary education.

Michael Steven Williams, Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis