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Doctor of Education in Leadership and Learning (EdD)

Program Overview

The Doctor of Education in Leadership and Learning is designed to prepare working professionals to lead, teach, and consult in the public and private sectors. This program will equip individuals with the highest level of scholarship and practical experience relevant to service in traditional public, private, and online education settings, as well as in educational businesses, churches, or non-profit organizations. The EdD Leadership and Learning program consists of 33 core credit hours and the concentration courses are an additional 15 credit hours.


School and Community Leadership (SCL): Designed to prepare candidates for leadership roles in K-12 public schools, private schools, educational non-profit organizations, or other non-traditional educational settings. In addition to the core curriculum, preparation in this concentration includes advanced research and study in the following areas: human resources in education, finance for educational settings, assessment and evaluation for educational effectiveness, and theories of school and community leadership.

Curriculum and Instructional Leadership (CIL): Designed to prepare candidates to lead curriculum development, innovative learning experiences, and instructional best practices at the highest level. Preparation in this concentration will enhance candidates’ skills and/or potential for positions such as instructional coach, instructional coordinator, curriculum designer, or training development manager.

Career Pathways after Completion

Training and Development Manager

Instructional Coordinator or Coach

Curriculum Director/Coordinator

Postsecondary Education Administrator

Postsecondary Teacher

CEO/Executive of Non-Profit Organization

Education Director in Religious Settings

Discover more about this program: AU EdD in Leadership and Learning