Ethical Leadership

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Program Information

Our doctorate in Ethical Leadership is a transformative program designed to develop next level leaders who can meet the demands of 21st century organizations. Our post-master’s EdD is built upon Viterbo’s rich tradition of servant leadership. The program advances skills in decision making, negotiation, collaboration, and change management. Students will directly apply their knowledge to embedded real world experiences. From consulting to research and projects, students will use their expertise to support the needs of their current organization or community. Over two and a half years, students will explore what it means to be a leader, and not just a manager, and to lead ever-evolving multidimensional organizations.

The doctorate in Ethical Leadership offers an accelerated track for administrative leaders looking to earn a WI 5003 Superintendent license.  




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Ethical Leadership (EdD)

Students will explore various philosophies of leadership and ethical decision-making skills to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. Our ethical leadership post-master's doctorate is a transformative program building on Viterbo University’s rich history in developing servant leaders.  Graduates with this leadership degree will go on to be chief diversity officers, senior management, and change-makers within their organizations.

  • Credit hours: 48
  • Location La Crosse, WI

Ethical Leadership (EdD) with Superintendent license

The superintendent track of the EdD in Ethical leadership brings together Viterbo University's expertise in servant leadership and education to instill ethical leadership in education to support our future administrators. Graduates of this track will receive their EdD in Ethical Leadership and the coursework and practicum necessary for the Wisconsin (WI 5003) Superintendent licensure.

Candidates must possess a principal licensure for admission.

  • Credit hours: 51
  • Location: La Crosse, WI