Apply Your Love of the Profession to a Leadership and Development Role

Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership 

If now is the time for you to step into a leadership role in education, learn more about College of Saint Mary’s doctor of education degree with an emphasis in educational leadership. The program is designed to help you leverage the experience you’ve gained to teach and lead in preschool through grade 12 classrooms as well as in college and university settings.            

We offer the program on a full or part-time basis and the courses are delivered in a hybrid of modes, meaning you meet three-to-six times per semester with your class, plus have individual meetings with faculty members and perform your individual work online. You may take a no-obligation course as a non-degree seeking student to sample the program before finalizing your application.

As scholarly work and research is an essential component of the doctor of education program, we offer in-depth online access to our library services. The research you conduct will be tailored to your professional goals in education.

All full-time faculty have earned their terminal degree (e.g. Ph.D., J.D., Ed.D.) within their area of expertise. They are committed to your success as they work closely with you to facilitate learning via individual and group projects.

Our graduates have presented impressive dissertations, including:

  • The Lived Experience of a Special Education High School Dropout: A Case Study: Past and Future
  • Teachers’ Perceptions of Differentiated Instructional Methods Following a Three-Year Staff Development Program
  • Learning Communities Creating Master Teachers
  • Practicing What We Teach: Effective Professional Development for Educators


Degree Offered

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Career Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor projects up to a 15 percent increase in education jobs by 2022. The median annual salary is listed at $48,790.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration