Doctorate in Education (Ed.D)

Online 64 major credits * 3 years
COVID 19 Update – September 7th Start Date Still on Target

What You Learn

The Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) is for experienced educators seeking to further their knowledge in educational leadership for the application of appropriate and specific practices, the generation of new knowledge, the advancement of equity, and for the stewardship of the profession. Through successful completion of coursework, research experiences, and a dissertation, completers demonstrate enhanced leadership skills and abilities. The completed dissertation is the culmination of the program and ensures the leader has the ability to analyze, reflect on, and assess data; evaluate and produce research; and design and communicate solutions using exemplary critical thinking.

How You Learn

Online Format: This program is an online cohort. In general, you will finish one 3 credit hour course every 7 weeks. Face to face meetings are not required; however, a weekly one hour synchronous audio/visual chat is required. You will still complete one 3 credit course every 7 weeks.

Career Outcomes

At completion of the program as outlined below, you will earn a Doctorate in Education. Professionally, you will be referred to as a Doctor of Education and your signature line may include Ed.D. after your name.

Degree Requirements

Doctorate in Education

CourseTitleHours
ED 7040Leadership and Scholarship I3
ED 7041Leadership and Scholarship II3
ED 7046Leadership and Scholarship III3
ED 7048Organizational Theory3
ED 7047Influences and Assessment of Public Policy3
ED 7063Leading Learning3
ED 7080Residency I: Leadership and Problems of Practice3
EDL 7065Data and Quantitative Analysis3
ED 7067Organizational Resource Management3
ED 7068Solutions Based Leadership3
ED 7069Strategic Advancement3
ED 7090Leadership and Scholarship Coaching2
ED 7070Ethical Leadership3
ED 7081Residency II: Dissertation Preparation3
ED 7082Research Development3
ED 7083Qualitative Research Methods3
ED 7084Research Design3
DIS 7001Dissertation I2
DIS 7002Dissertation II3
DIS 7003Dissertation III3
DIS 7004Dissertation IV3
DIS 7005Dissertation V3
 Total Credit Hours:64
Please Note:
A 1-week on campus residency is required during summers of the 2nd and 3rd years.