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 2 required in-person residencies during the summer.

The next residency will be from July 15-21 in Winona, MN.

Courses in the program's curriculum are taught by experienced faculty across the various departments in the College of Education.

Your classes will primarily be online synchronous with some asynchronous components.

Time-to-Degree Plan

Time-to-degree can be as short as 2 years from the initial residency for highly committed students.

This graduation plan requires 6 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.