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. Emphases include curriculum and instruction, higher education, technology education, indigenous studies, special education, and organizational administration. 

Program Emphasis

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Higher Education
  • Technology Education
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Special Education
  • Organizational Administration

Online Course Delivery

This Ed.D degree should be considered an online program, with the exception of two required summer residencies. Courses in the program’s curriculum will be taught by approved doctoral level faculty and instructors in the College of Education, and courses will be primarily asynchronous with some required synchronous components.

Time-to-Degree Plan

Time-to-degree is two years, which consists of 6 consecutive terms (summer, fall, winter). Time to degree completion can be accelerated for highly committed students. The second year is designed to focus exclusively on the completion of the action research project leading to the dissertation and oral defense.