Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

 Students seeking the Ed.D. degree are expected to meet the Graduate School’s relevant practitioner doctoral degree requirements and procedures.

Degree requirements

1. Learning Community of Practice Seminars15-20
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
EDUC 7889Laboratory of Practice3
3. Required Common Courses
EDUC 7215Data Analysis for Educational Practitioners1
EDUC 7395Research Proposal Development for Educational Practitioners1
EDUC 7605Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Educational Practice2
EDUC 7615Evaluation of Educational Programs2
EDUC 7625Building Socially Just and Ethical Educational Communities2
EDUC 7710Research Methods and Design for Educational Practitioners3
ED REM 7781Qualitative Methods in Educational Research I3
4. Tools Courses
EDUC 7310Integrating Technology in Learning for Educational1
EDUC 7325Grant Writing for Educational Practitioners1
5. Specialization30-60
Courses in an area of specialization (can include Master’s or Education Specialist work)
6. Dissertation in Practice
EDUC 7998Dissertation in Practice Research8

 Total: minimum 80 hours, post-bacclaureate

Learning Outcomes

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.