Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Innovation

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Our doctoral program in Educational Innovation is designed for practitioners who work in varied educational settings.  It prepares educators to lead effectively in the teaching and learning environment, to advocate for solutions to problems, to foster innovation, and to be responsive to the evolving expectations placed upon educational systems.  Based on the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate (CPED) principles, the 55-hour program of study includes 19 hours of core coursework, 9 hours in a concentration of choice (see list of 21 concentrations available), 12 hours in research, and 15 hours of capstone/dissertation in practice.  Students progress through the program as a cohort, and courses are taught face-to-face over six weekends each semester.

Earn your doctorate on weekends!

6 weekends per semester for 3 years

Ed.D in Educational Innovation License Disclosure Statement 

Federal Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) and 34 CFR 66.43 (c) require disclosure by all educational institutions regarding educational requirements for programs leading to professional licensure or certification.  Please carefully review the information provided in the program's disclosure statement for the Ed.D in Educational Innovation program. 

Contact Us

Prospective Student Inquiries
Allison Timmons

Application Inquiries
Lakeisha Thigpen
Admissions and Certification Coordinator

For questions about the Ed.D. degree program contact Dr. Rebecca Harper.

  University Hall, Suite 325


In order for an individual to be considered and then invited for an interview, the online application and all materials must be received on or before November 2. Cohorts begin only in summer term.

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