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                                               Above: Madison and Wausau Doctoral students - the 2015 cohort of the K-12 concentration


Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

The Doctor of Education at Edgewood College offers a unique educational experience that cannot be matched by other area colleges. The program was designed through the collaborative efforts of faculty, school administrators, teachers, two- and four-year college and university faculty and administrators, and other educational and business leaders from across the state and the Midwest. The program is a standard of excellence for the preparation of educational leaders who work in PK-12 settings, in agency or government training, and in institutions of higher education.

Grounded in a strong knowledge base, our students engage in research that is meaningful, relevant, and directed toward the improvement of the schools, districts, institutions of higher learning, and agencies for which they work. Professional practice is assessed in authentic work settings. Our program is infused with content mastery, collaborative experience in school districts, post-secondary institutions, and educational agencies, and the ethical foundations of change that benefit teaching and learning at all levels and in a variety of educational settings.

The culminating experience of your coursework, faculty engagement, cohort development, and real-life application will be your published dissertation. To see what our graduates have recently studied and published, click here.


Beth John

“Returning to school for my doctorate after 8 years post-graduate work was no easy feat. As an older student, mother, and full time employee, my view of life and education had greatly shifted from my undergraduate and graduate school experiences. The cohort model of the Edgewood College program allowed me to thrive within community. I was challenged in so many ways to be my best self, both academically and professionally. Through this program, I have found a new love for research, especially research that can bring positive change and give voice to student populations that have often been overlooked in higher education.”

Beth John, Ed.D. '12
Director of First Year Experience

University of Wisconsin Whitewater