Doctor of Education Program

The Doctor of Education degree program at WSU emphasizes applying theories and research to advance practice in the field of education for Pre-K-12 schools, community colleges, and universities.

This doctorate program develops scholars in education who can strategically enhance teaching, address the challenges of practice, and apply research-based strategies to improve educational outcomes at all levels.

Through your elective coursework, you can explore a variety of areas of emphasis, including curriculum and instruction, instructional technology, multicultural leadership, organizational leadership, special education, and K-12 licensure/educational leadership.

There are many careers you can pursue with a Doctorate in Education. Some of these positions include, tenure-tracked faculty positions, curriculum director, college president, college administrator, educational consultant, K-12 administrator (with licensure), and non-profit organization leader.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Doctor of Education program and course descriptions are available online in the course catalog.

The GRE is not required for this program.

The EdD is designed as an applied, accelerated program.

Time to degree completion is about 3 years. However, time to degree completion depends on your unique situation and academic persistence.

All students must advance through the program in a timely fashion. All degree requirements—including credits to be earned, transfer credits, final examinations, thesis, required research papers, and all other program requirements—must be completed within 7 years after beginning your first class in the program.

Contact the Education Studies Department
Rhea Walker
Department Chair, Professor

Helble Hall 204


Email Rhea Walker
Steven M. Baule (EdD, PhD)
EdD Program Director, Associate Professor

Broadway Suite 309 (Rochester Campus)


Email Steven Baule
Karen McCormick
Office Manager

Helble Hall 215


Email Karen McCormick