This program is not designed for teacher certification, licensure or endorsement.
Capella University’s online EdD in Performance Improvement Leadership prepares you for a leadership position within a K-12, higher ed, or corporate environment.
This EdD specialization offers an innovative approach to refining your leadership skills, providing immediately applicable to real-world situations in your career. The program also gives you the opportunity to plan, implement, and execute performance improvement solutions, then evaluate their results and impact. Capella’s comprehensive approach guides you through this applied research doctorate, making the critical skills you need to become a leader in performance improvement.
This program is designed around the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and the Association for Talent Development (ATD).
An EdD in Performance Improvement Leadership from Capella will help you as you grow your leadership skills in human performance improvement. You will gain a practical, immediately applicable knowledge of methods for assessing human performance systems, selecting and designing performance improvement interventions, and more. Your capstone experience will offer you unique skills based on practical application of the knowledge you obtain in this program.
Graduates with an EdD in Performance Improvement Leadership can look forward to career opportunities in a variety of roles, such as chief learning officer, training director, professor, performance improvement specialist, or manager of learning and performance improvement.
For current K-12 professionals interested in extending their education with a graduate degree. Capella University education programs do not lead to initial teacher licensure.
Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements.
Basic requirements for all programs:
- Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
- Acknowledgement agreement
- All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
- Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable
- Minimum GPA as defined by your program
Minimum level of education required:
- Master's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or internally recognized institution
- Grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Capella University's Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) is accredited based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards through 2024.