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EdD - Performance Improvement Leadership

Capella University's Doctor of Education with a specialization in Performance Improvement Leadership program is designed for education professionals who wish to develop the skills needed for leadership positions in schools, universities, and other educational institutions. Learn more about the program's requirements here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Education with a specialization in Performance Improvement Leadership

School Offering Program:

Capella University

Degree Level:

Doctoral

Program Prerequisites:

Those who apply to Capella University's online Doctor of Education with a specialization in Performance Improvement Leadership program should be excellent communicators and managers who aspire to oversee schools and educational programs. Applicants to Capella University's programs should have a master's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Capella University's online Doctor of Education with a specialization in Performance Improvement Leadership program aims to prepare learners to assess human performance interventions. While enrolled, learners could be able to conduct research related to an organizational issue, then analyze and share their findings. The program includes an overview of human performance improvement and training through which students can prepare to examine educational projects in the real world. The curriculum might allow students to develop data literacy skills even as they prepare to address human performance problems within the educational sphere. Students must also put together a comprehensive applied doctoral project via a six-part course.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

76 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Capella University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Education with a specialization in Performance Improvement Leadership

Core and specialization courses and doctoral projects make up Capella University's Doctor of Education with a specialization in Performance Improvement Leadership program. Every course in the 64-credit program is worth 4 credits. Degree programs and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Capella University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (20 credit hours)

  • Foundations of Doctoral Studies in Education
  • The Dynamics of Organizational Improvement
  • Investigating Problems of Practice
  • Research Design for Practitioners
  • Data Literacy for Leaders

Specialization Courses (24 credit hours)

  • Introduction to Training and Performance Systems
  • Needs Assessment: Models and Procedures
  • Designing, Delivering, and Managing Human Performance Improvement *Interventions
  • Implementing and Sustaining Organizational Change
  • Return on Investment in Training and *Performance Improvement

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  • Evaluation of Human Performance Improvement Interventions

Upon completion of all required coursework

  • EdD Doctoral Project 1
  • EdD Doctoral Project 2
  • EdD Doctoral Project 3
  • EdD Doctoral Project 4
  • EdD Doctoral Project 5
  • EdD Doctoral Project 6

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Capella University's Doctor of Education with a specialization in Performance Improvement Leadership program might have the skills necessary to function as education leaders or administrators. They could search for positions in colleges and universities as well as in business or K-12 settings. Qualified graduates might aspire to roles such as the following:

  • Learning and performance improvement manager
  • Chief learning officer
  • Professor
  • Training director

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