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EdDEducational Theory and Practice

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Our Graduate School of Education offers a practitioner-based Doctorate of Education (EdD) in Educational Theory and Practice. The program encourages individuals to become leaders in educational theories and practices and is designed for experienced educators seeking to integrate theory, knowledge, research and practice to increase understanding and improve teaching and learning in a wide range of educational settings and related fields.

The program seeks to provide a broadening experience in the following areas:

- Reflective professional practice — critical analysis of actions, goals and ethics
- Instructional leadership — the understandings, skills and dispositions needed for the democratic transformation of schools and related settings
- Inclusive and multicultural education — the understandings, skills and dispositions needed to promote sensitivity to and affirmation of cultural and other differences among students, teachers, staff and parents
- Social analysis — the critical assessment of the dominant paradigms, institutional patterns and power inequities that shape education

Within this broadened perspective, specialized study occurs through assignments in core courses, a flexible electives requirement, independent study and dissertation research.

Changing demographics and values inevitably cause us to rethink how our children are educated, and what the best methods are to produce capable and conscientious adults. Research comparing and contrasting modern strategies can help to illuminate new directions and better integrate broader perspectives on learning. Our program focuses on both quantitative and qualitative measures of student success, and considers the historical, philosophical, and practical challenges facing education reform in the modern world.

Degrees Offered
EdD in Educational Theory and Practice

Apply now! Fall semester 2019
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 15, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States