Be a Doctor of Education
Located in the Department of Educational Leadership, the doctorate in educational leadership is a practice-oriented program resulting in the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree. The program consists of 56 credits beyond the master's degree, which addresses the professional development needs of educational leaders.
The degree is designed for educational practitioners who seek an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership in order to obtain positions as PK-12 public school administrators, leaders of alternative educational organizations and charter schools, administrators of nonprofit organizations, administrators in higher education, leaders in experiential education organizations, or as university/college faculty.
The program addresses the need for advanced preparation of educational leaders and focuses on applied research in the field of education. The program is grounded in strategies for adult learning and the development of inquiry research.
View the criteria to apply for admission to the doctorate (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership at Minnesota State University Mankato.
Plan of Study
The plan of study combines core courses in leadership and research methodologies. Learning experiences such as professional development colloquia and internships allow for students to pursue their passions and goals and to work toward their culminating dissertation study.