Doctor of Education

Educational Leadership

Central to Leading Future Educators. 

CCSU’s Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program gives you the skills to become an innovative and influential educational leader. The EdD program is specifically designed to fit in the busy and demanding schedules of full-time educational professionals. 

Program Features

  • Starts every May 
  • 63-credit program 
  • Attend part-time  
  • Cohort approach that promotes a collaborative and supportive learning community 
  • Classes offered evenings, winters, and summers on-campus and online 
  • Financial aid is available 

Program Options

Higher Education

With specializations available in student affairs or organizational learning and innovation, our program develops leaders who: 
  • Create collaborative learning communities 
  • Promote individual and organizational learning 
  • Create cultures of success connected to diverse historical, cultural, community, and political contexts 
  • Support and advance learning with technology 
  • Use research analytics to inform change, determine best practice, and improve teaching and learning 


Our innovative program integrates coursework in leadership, learning, and research with field studies grounded in authentic inquiry. Specialization in administrative leadership or curriculum and literacy.

Did You Know?

In May 2020, the annual mean wage for education administrators in Connecticut was $131,000.


What You'll Gain

  • Ability to use evolving technologies to improve organizations, enhance learning, and build institutional identity 
  • A committed approach to collaboration that promotes positive learning 
  • Understanding of the role data analysis and application plays in organizational improvement 
  • Ability to foster best practices in teaching and learning