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  The Graduate School of Education 2019-2021 Degree Requirements Doctor of Education Program for Students Entering in or subsequent to Summer 2010  

Program for Students Entering in or subsequent to Summer 2010

The Ed.D. degree helps current and future leaders develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to solve problems of practice and improve instructional quality. Graduates will learn to be change agents who improve the lives of students and their families and communities. The program is specifically designed for working professionals, providing a sequence of coursework and hands-on leadership experiences along with individualized mentoring.

Students will learn how to be change agents in educational settings by:

  • recognizing and valuing multiple perspectives;
  • using theory and research to frame, diagnose, and respond to problems of practice;
  • developing a professional knowledge base that integrates practical and research knowledge;
  • conducting research to guide improvement and inform policy, programs, and practice;
  • identifying instances and patterns of discrimination and inequality and advocating for social justice; and
  • communicating and collaborating to build partnerships within and across communities.


The Ed.D. is designed with full-time working professionals in mind. The program may be completed in three years plus one summer and features early evening courses. Alternatively, a five-year timeline is possible. A typical schedule for either plan can be found here. Students begin with a cohort of colleagues and are encouraged wherever possible to work with their cohort throughout the program. By the end of the second year, most students will have completed coursework, identified a dissertation topic, and filed a preliminary plan for completing the dissertation--i.e., topic and dissertation committee--with the Office of Student and Academic Services. As close as possible to the beginning of the fall semester of the third year, the student will have completed the dissertation proposal and held a proposal defense. The student will conduct and report on the study during the final year of the program.

 
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