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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 Credit Requirements  

Credit Requirements


The Ed.D. is composed of three interrelated program components--the core, a concentration, and a capstone/dissertation experience. Students must complete at least 48 credits of coursework, with an additional 24 credits of dissertation research. The minimum of 48 credits of coursework includes:

1. At least 24 credits in the Ed.D. core, including:

  • 6 credits in Educational Leadership
  • 6 credits in Learning and Learners
  • 6 credits in the Social Context of Education
  • 6 credits in Inquiry
2. At least 24 credits in a concentration. The Graduate School of Education offers the following concentrations:

  • Design of Learning Contexts
  • Education, Culture, and Society
  • Educational Leadership
  • Teacher Leadership
  • Special Education

Transfer of Credit

Students may transfer up to 18 credits of graduate-level coursework taken at an accredited institution of higher education. Approval of transfer credits is to be determined by the Ed.D. Admissions and Transfer Committee and approved by the Ed.D. director.

 
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