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.



  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Official college transcript(s) 
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Official GRE scores
  • Resume
  • Interview

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission