Online Doctorate in Education and Leadership (Ed.D.)

Shape the future as an education innovator

In just two years, you can earn your doctorate in education and leadership in one of four specialized concentrations: Higher Education, Health Care Education, K-12 Leadership and Organizational Leadership. Rockhurst University’s online Ed.D. in Education and Leadership program is entirely online and cohort-based. This learning environment helps you build your network and connect with other leaders in your field of practice. Graduate certificates are available for each concentration at no additional charge, increasing your degree’s value.

Strategic coursework in educational systems and policy, curriculum development, instructional practices, and applied research deepen your knowledge of today’s modern educational landscape, and a doctoral capstone crowns the program. Within this framework, alongside leadership and change management skills, you can champion diverse causes to make a tangible impact on educational practices in your community.

Guided by Jesuit values of quality learning, ethical leadership and service, Rockhurst’s online Ed.D. program prepares you as an innovative educator to shape the next generation of learners.

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HLC accredited

Higher Learning Commission

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#1 Regional University in Kansas City

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