Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Central Michigan University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program prepares you for success at the highest levels of administration. You will work side by side with instructors who are experts in their field as well as peers who are passionate about education. The program offers two tracks, focusing on either K-12 Leadership or Higher Education Leadership. 

The K-12 Leadership emphasis prepares you for a career as a principal, superintendent, or curricular leader. You will gain enhanced knowledge in research and analysis, ethical leadership, organizational culture and change, and more. 

The Higher Education Leadership emphasis prepares you to gain the credentials necessary at the university level to serve as president, dean of students, or a college administrator 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


Application Requirements

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