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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.
Official nameDoctor of education in educational leadership
Academic homeCollege of Education & Human Development | Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
*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.
Graduates of this program lead across a PK–20+ context as principals, superintendents, directors, university administrators, faculty and more.
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
Typical program length3 years
Typical course load2 classes per semester
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
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.