Apr 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Leadership and Learning: Curriculum and Instructional Leadership, EdD

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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 in educational businesses, churches, or non-profit organizations.    

Completion of this degree program will provide an enhanced credential with increased credibility in the workplace.  This program, which includes two concentrations, provides candidates with opportunities to engage in scholarship, internship, research, and the development of professional competencies in these areas:

  • Leadership for Transformative Action in Educational Settings
  • Leadership for Developing Innovative Learning Environments
  • Leadership for Supporting Instructional Excellence   
  • Leadership for Facilitating Critical Change in Communities
  • Leadership in Investigating Contemporary Issues in Education

The EdD in Leadership and Learning provides two distinct pathways for students to pursue individual goals and interests:

Curriculum and Instructional Leadership Concentration

The EdD in Leadership and Learning (Curriculum and Instructional Leadership Concentration) is 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.

Degree Requirements (48 Cr. Hrs.)

Electives (6 credit)

Students must take at least two courses from the list below.

-Pre-approved doctoral coursework from another College or School at AU
-Pre-approved global engagement experience through AU
-Pre-approved independent study experience with a College of Education faculty member

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