The Doctor of Education program in educational leadership provides terminal professional preparation for public and nonpublic school administrators in the northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania areas served by the University. The program is designed to serve administrative personnel in P–12 schools and central and county office positions.
The program focuses on the preparation of professionally committed practitioners who reflect the current state of knowledge and best practice in educational leadership. Central to the preparation of such professionals are the refinement and transmission of competencies in the areas of scholarship, instruction, leadership, management, external relations, and personal development.
Accreditation for the Ed.D. program in educational leadership has been granted by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.