Mar 20, 2018
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This program is offered on campus and as an interactive online program (see School of Distance Education Definitions). The online courses follow fixed enrollment with semester start and end dates. Participants interact with each other and with instructor throughout all courses. The online program requires summer on-campus attendance in the first year. Students are also encouraged to come to campus for graduation.
Doctor of Education (EdD)
As the more professionally-oriented degree, the EdD is designed for educational leaders who contribute to the field of education through their work in the field, developing curricula, supervising, and leading out in instructional improvement and school change. Additional program requirements for this degree include an internship (EDCI 799 ).
EdD Background Courses: 17 credits
EdD Foundations: 5–6 credits
EdD Research: 13-14 credits
EdD Dissertation: 16+ credits
EdD Electives: 19–22 credits
Electives are selected by advisement to expand personal development within targeted outcomes. Examples of specializations and cognates for doctoral degrees are listed below. Please refer to the C&I Program Handbook for detailed information regarding electives.
Total EdD degree Credits: 92+
EdD Specializations and Cognates
Within the EdS, EdD, and PhD degree options, the following specializations or cognates are available:
Teaching in Higher Education
* Beginning the semester after registering for EDRM 880 /LEAD 880 , candidates must register for at least 1 dissertation credit during each semester until their dissertation is successfully defended.