Our doctoral program seeks future leaders to be catalysts for transformative change. Seattle University's doctorate degree in Educational Leadership prepares professionals to guide the talents of employees and managers, using an imaginative vision to move their organizations forward. Our graduates build strong community through ethical service and are culturally competent to work in a diverse, interdependent world.
The Educational Leadership Doctoral Program (EDLR) is a practiced-based degree that prepares ethical, reflective, culturally competent professionals who lead with skill, demonstrate integrity, embrace diversity and advance social justice. Established in 1976, the program has a distinguished reputation for producing leaders who are making a difference in our world including chancellors and college presidents, award-winning superintendents and principals, and leaders in business, non-profit organizations, business, healthcare, and the government.
Seattle University's Jesuit values in support of social justice, community engagement, diversity and cultural competency make our program truly unique. Our program expands critical thinking skills, engages participants through a challenging curriculum, and involves students in real-life leadership practice in the area of professional concentration that fits their needs and careers.
Informing the program study are these themes:
Designed for the working professional, our program features:
The Educational Leadership Program at Seattle University is proudly part of The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED). As per CPED's website:
The Vision of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) is to inspire all schools of education to apply the CPED framework to the preparation of educational leaders to become well-equipped scholarly practitioners who provide stewardship of the profession and meet the educational challenges of the 21st century.