Skip to main content

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Central Michigan University

Intended for individuals in educational leadership careers, you will attain in-depth knowledge and skills to help transform the educational institution through practice. Emphasizes the application of scholarship (theory) to the improvement of educational practice. Requirements include 36 credit hours, six hours of research requirements, 15 hours of academic core courses, qualifying exams, and a dissertation (15 credits). Accredited by NCATE, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Research Requirements • 9 credits
Encompasses both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The competencies to be developed are essential to interpreting and evaluating research studies encountered in coursework as well as to completing the dissertation.

Academic Core • 27 credits
Includes all of the critical areas of study for future educational leaders: foundations, organizational and leadership analyses, and the issues which change and dominate over time. The courses provide students with the underpinnings to understand and to act effectively upon the challenges confronting the educational organization.

Central Michigan University (Suite 101)

Phone: (231) 995-1756
Fax: (231) 995-1758
CMU Website Information

CMU Logo

Facebook logo

Bachelor’s Program:

  • Elementary Education Certification
    – Integrated Science (DI) (major)
    – Reading (BT) (minor)
    – Early Child Development (ZS) (minor)

Master’s Programs:

  • Administration, concentrations in:
    – General
    – Health Services
    – Human Resources
    – Leadership
    – Public
  • Educational Leadership (MA-EL)
    – Elem. and Sec. Administrator Certif.
  • Public Administration, concentrations in:
    – Public Admin.
    – State & Local Gov't.
    – Nonprofit
    – General
  • Reading & Literacy (BR) (K-12) (cohort)

Post-Master's Program:

  • Specialist in Education (EdS) (Central Office Certificate)

Doctoral Program:

  • Doctor of Education (EdD)


  • General Administration
  • Health Services Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership
  • Public Administration


  • Central Office Certificate
  • Early Childhood (ZS)
  • Elem. & Sec. Administrator Certification
  • Integrated Science (DI)
  • Reading (BT)
  • Reading Specialist (BR)
  • Recertification/Endorsement/Educational Planned Program
Section Navigation NMC University Center Partners