Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
The Ed.D. in Educational Practice degree is designed for educational practitioners interested in: (1) leading critical analyses of existing problems of practice and (2) proposing solutions to those problems of practice that can be assessed for effectiveness. Students are admitted to a learning community of practice, under the mentorship of a faculty team that focuses on an area of educational practice (theme).
Students seeking the Ed.D. degree are expected to meet the Graduate School’s relevant practitioner doctoral degree requirements and procedures.
|1. Learning Community of Practice Seminars
|Learning Community of Practice I
|Learning Community of Practice II
|Learning Community of Practice III
|Learning Community of Practice IV
|Learning Community of Practice V
|Learning Community of Practice VI
|2. Laboratory of Practice
|Laboratory of Practice
|3. Required Common Courses
|Data Analysis for Educational Practitioners
|Research and Technical Writing for Educational Practitioners
|Building Socially Just and Ethical Educational Communities
|Research Methods and Design for Educational Practitioners
|ED REM 7781
|Qualitative Methods in Educational Research I
|4. Tools Courses
|Integrating Technology in Learning for Educational
|Grant Writing for Educational Practitioners
|Courses in an area of specialization (can include Master’s or Education Specialist work)
|6. Dissertation in Practice
|Dissertation in Practice Research
Total: minimum 80 hours, post-bacclaureate
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
- Design solutions to complex problems of practice related to educational practices that are equitable, ethical, and socially just.
- Construct and apply educational practice knowledge to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families, organizations, or communities.
- Demonstrate effective collaboration and communication skills when working with diverse communities and building partnerships.
- Integrate practical and research knowledge with systemic and systematic inquiry in educational practice.
- Create solutions to problems of practice by generating, transforming, and using professional knowledge and practices related to educational practice.
- Take part in and develop communities of practice highlighting their value and function.
- Implement change in their professional practice and within educational practice organizations using critical reflective practice.