Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Minnesota State University-Moorhead

Program Details

The online Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program prepares educators to be effective educational leaders, able to respond quickly and decisively to a rapidly changing, culturally diverse, and technology-rich society, and ready to meet challenges in education.  The curriculum advances educators’ abilities to be creative, competent, and compassionate change agents who are committed to advocacy, action, and attentive to social justice issues as they gain the knowledge and insight necessary to approach issues and trends from competency-based practices.  Graduates have leadership skills, specialized knowledge, and innovative techniques which allows them to make meaningful impacts in their P-12 schools, districts, colleges, universities, or other educational organizations.


  • Master's degree from regionally accredited institution in education, student affairs, higher education or a related field
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Cumulative graduate GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal essay
  • Letter of intent
  • Professional Licensure
  • Interview

Enrollment and attendance in two summer residency week-long courses are required.

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission