Doctor of Education Program


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

Areas of Emphasis include curriculum and instruction, instructional technology, multicultural leadership, organizational leadership, special education, and K-12 licensure/educational leadership.

Program Emphasis


  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Instructional technology
  • Multicultural leadership
  • Organizational leadership
  • Special Education
  • K-12 licensure/educational leadership

Online Course Delivery


This Ed.D degree is an online program, with the exception of two required summer residencies. The next residency will be from July 16-22, 2022 in Winona, Minnesota.

Courses in the program's curriculum is taught by experienced faculty across the various departments in the College of Education. Courses are primarily synchronous with some asynchronous components.

Time-to-Degree Plan


Time-to-degree can be as short as two years from the initial residency for highly committed students. This would consist of six consecutive terms (summer, fall, spring). Time to degree completion can be modified for students looking to find a more appropriate work-life balance.

Key program milestones include the completion of coursework, defense of dissertation proposal, and the final oral defense of the dissertation.