Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

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The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) with an Emphasis in Leadership in Teaching and Learning program is a practical degree program designed to meet the needs of professional administrators and leaders in curriculum and instruction at the PK-Grade 12 district level. The program stresses the development of leadership in teaching and learning strategies that assist schools in promoting a culture of learning and inquiry. The emphasis on leadership in teaching and learning in this program places achievement in the broader context of scholarship and lifelong learning.

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Leadership is the newest doctoral program offered by MBU. This terminal degree focuses on the knowledge and practical skills needed by instructional and administrative leaders to be effective in higher education leadership positions.

The program addresses issues of concern for education leaders in higher education settings including the elimination of achievement gaps and a focus on student learning outcomes. Students in the program engage in course-embedded field inquiry, internships, and applied doctoral research studies to achieve an advanced level of competency in higher education leadership skills and to be equipped to solve practical problems in the higher education arena.

The added dimension of the educational doctorate is to build a “culture of applied research” which will continue to serve the PK-Grade 12 and higher educational community in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The emphasis will be on district leaders as change agents who are responsible for creating climates that help administrators and teachers make changes in the context of teaching and learning.


Students will enter the program as a cohort and move through the program with their assigned group. Refer to the Doctoral Program Calendar for application deadline dates and cohort start dates. Courses are scheduled year-round in twelve week quarters.  Leadership in Teaching and Learning cohorts have one class per quarter which meets once per week.  Higher Education Leadership cohorts have one or two classes per quarter.


Classes are currently offered cohort style at various Regional Learning Centers. Not all locations are available when a new cohort enters the program.

For more details, or to request additional information about our Doctor of Education degree program in Leadership in Teaching and Learning or Higher Education Leadership, please call the Doctor of Education office at 314-392-2335 or email

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Ed.D. in Leadership in Teaching and Learning Application Checklist
Ed.D. in Leadership in Teaching and Learning Handbook
Ed.D. in Leadership in Teaching and Learning Degree Requirements
Ed.D. Higher Education Leadership Application Checklist
Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership Handbook – coming soon
Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership Degree Requirements – coming soon
Ed.D. Calendar for prospects


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