Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Central Michigan University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program prepares students for success at the highest levels of administration with emphases in K-12 or Higher Education as they develop in-depth knowledge and skills to transform educational institutions through theory and practice.  The K-12 Leadership emphasis prepares students to accomplish career goals as principals, superintendents, or curricular leaders through enhanced knowledge and skills in advanced research and analysis, ethical leadership, organizational cultural and change, and more.  The Higher Education Leadership emphasis prepares students to gain the credentials necessary at the university level to become presidents, deans of students, or college administrators in areas such as enrollment management, finance, alumni relations, student services, assessment, registrar, and more.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Central Michigan University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Applicaton Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Interview

Additional Info

Also requires:

  • Three years of professional experience
  • Attendance of summer meetings
  • Declaration of commitment
  • Experiential statement of ability or potential for educational leadership