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Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision


The doctorate of education (EdD) prepares candidates for leadership roles through the development of in-depth and highly specialized knowledge and skills in a discipline or specific field of study.  While the major focus of the EdD degree program of studies is research, the Doane University EdD is a practitioners' degree and the application of the research to present issues, problems, or programs will define the research in which the candidate will be engaged.


EdD graduates will develop the capacity to have an impact in their professional and personal roles in the communities in which they serve, through:

  • Development of expertise in a discipline or topic/field of study which has both immediate and future relevance to professional roles.
  • Development of the knowledge, skills and dispositions to maintain their capacity to be continuously engaged in issues of policy, program and practice throughout their professional career.