Doctor in Education Leadership (EdD)

Educators looking to grow as leaders will find dissertation support from day one of the Alverno EdD program, which focuses on developing executive-level skills for classroom innovation, administrative leadership or the business world. This K-12 Leadership track will expand your abilities as a teacher and administrator as you bring dynamic change to K-12 schools and improve efficiencies and performance. Targeted at working professionals, this fully online program can be completed in two years.

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.

Beginning Requirements
EDD-800Dissertation Advisory 13
EDD-801Principles of Respnsve/Transf Leadership3
EDD-802Research in Educational Contexts3
Intermediate Requirements
EDD-804Research Methods3
EDD-811Statistics & Data Analysis3
EDD-812Equity in Diverse Educational Settings3
EDD-810Disertation Advisory II3
EDD-803Ethical Organizational Leadership3
EDD-813Adv Research Methods & Data Analysis3
EDD-820Dissertation Advisory III3
EDD-821Leadership, Educational Law, & Policy3
EDD-823Assess, Tech & Data/School Improvement3
EDD-822Governance, Management, & Finance3
EDD-825Superintendency: Climate, Personnel, & Supervision3
Advanced Requirements
EDD-814Scholarly Communication3
EDD-830Dissertation Advisory IV3
EDD-840Dissertation Defense & Dissemination3
EDD-850Transf Ldrshp: Pract & Impact3
Total Credits54

The Academic Map should be used for planning purposes only. All official graduation requirements are listed on a student's Academic Evaluation. Course sequence is subject to change. 

First Year, Spring
EDD-800Dissertation Advisory 13
EDD-801Principles of Respnsve/Transf Leadership3
EDD-802Research in Educational Contexts3
Second Year, Summer
EDD-804Research Methods3
EDD-811Statistics & Data Analysis3
EDD-812Equity in Diverse Educational Settings3
Second Year, Fall
EDD-810Disertation Advisory II3
EDD-803Ethical Organizational Leadership3
EDD-813Adv Research Methods & Data Analysis3
Second Year, Spring
EDD-820Dissertation Advisory III3
EDD-821Leadership, Educational Law, & Policy3
EDD-823Assess, Tech & Data/School Improvement3
Third Year, Summer
EDD-822Governance, Management, & Finance3
EDD-825Superintendency: Climate, Personnel, & Supervision3
EDD-814Scholarly Communication3
Third Year, Fall
EDD-830Dissertation Advisory IV3
EDD-840Dissertation Defense & Dissemination3
EDD-850Transf Ldrshp: Pract & Impact3
Total Credits54