Earn Your Online Doctor of Education (EdD) in Learning and Organizational Change

Our online EdD in Learning and Organizational Change prepares students to apply essential principles of teaching and learning to manage the dynamics of organizational change. The online EdD program — delivered by the Baylor University School of Education’s Department of Curriculum & Instruction — is designed for experienced educators and other professionals in learning and development roles. These professionals are interested in leading and managing positive change in school systems, corporations, governmental or non-governmental agencies, and community programs.

Why Earn an EdD Degree Online in Learning and Organizational Change?

Organizations — such as government or private corporations, nonprofit organizations, or schools and universities — evolve at the hands of motivated leaders who possess the skills to impart systemic change. Our online EdD degree in Learning and Organizational Change equips students with the skills and knowledge they need to examine educational practices in all settings. They do so by taking both a micro and macro view of learning. Graduates emerge prepared to address cross-functional challenges, influence systemic growth opportunities, and foster effective learning environments based on data-driven processes.

Curriculum and Requirements

The online EdD program emphasizes the development of a broad understanding of the educational process. It also helps students build a skill set that can be adapted to a variety of educational leadership situations. Courses take a practitioner-oriented approach and help to shape transformative leaders into change experts in such fields as:

  • Organizational change
  • Teaching and learning
  • Research methods
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Learning Objectives

Through the program’s practitioner-focused curriculum, students  develop a multitude of skills that can be applied across many professional settings. Upon completion, graduates are ready to demonstrate leadership in areas such as:

  • Instruction
  • Dynamics of organizational change
  • Contextual learning and design
  • Program assessment and evaluation
  • Professional development
  • Research design evaluation, assessment, and measurement

Program Requirements

The EdD online in Learning and Organizational Change is a 54-credit program that can be completed in 36 months — or on a flexible schedule based around your professional and personal obligations. The curriculum consists of:

  • Learning Foundations courses (9 credits)
  • Organizational change courses (24 credits)
  • Research methods courses (9 credits)
  • Problem of Practice Dissertation (12 credits)

GRE test scores are not required to apply.

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The education job market as a whole is expected to grow by 7% (just higher than average) over the next 10 years.1

Online EdD graduates often pursue careers in leadership roles such as:

  • Education-focused entrepreneurs
  • Coordinators of learning and development
  • Educational consultants
  • Adult learning facilitators
  • Curriculum developers
  • Directors of human resources
  • C-suite positions

Visit the student experience page to learn more about the EdD online learning experience.

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Develop the skills to lead lasting change in your organization. The final deadline for the upcoming semester is November 6, 2024. Request more information now.

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GRE test scores are not required to apply to the EdD online in Learning and Organizational Change program.

Program Delivery

One of the core strengths of the Baylor University School of Education is its diverse, tight-knit community. The online EdD program from Baylor is designed to uphold the same high level of collaboration and engagement available to on-campus students. Learn more about Baylor’s diverse community of leaders here.

Weekly Live Online Classes

Students attend weekly live online classes. These sessions are led by award-winning faculty who engage their students in group discussions and in guided learning. Classes that utilize webcams allow students to interact face-to-face regardless of their location.

On-Campus Immersions

In-person immersions bring students and faculty together at Baylor University’s Waco campus. The immersion experience, held twice during the program, allows participants to apply new skills and creatively solve problems collaboratively.

Problem of Practice (PoP) Dissertation

The PoP dissertation gives doctoral candidates the opportunity to engage in research that’s applicable to their own professional experiences. It also helps them gain advanced skills at creating measurable organizational change.

Award-Winning Program

The online EdD degree received the 2022 Program of the Year by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), a leading doctoral education organization. CPED is a consortium of more than 100 colleges and schools of education committed to critically examining doctoral education programs.

The online EdD degree in Learning and Organizational Change has been listed as a Featured Program for Best Online Doctor of Education Programs for 2023.2 Baylor received this recognition for its dedication to flexible, affordable, and rigorous online learning. 

The program earned the award for its innovation, the diversity of its faculty and students, and for its appeal to “students across a breadth of industries beyond the traditional field of education.”

1Occupational Outlook Handbook: Education, Training, and Library Occupations. (2022) U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved April 24, 2023.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

2Best Online Doctor of Education Programs for 2023. The Princeton Review. Retrieved May 5, 2023.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference