Doctor of Education with a Major in Educational Innovation (EdD) prepares scholarly practitioners to: dynamically respond to evolving educational systems, thoughtfully generate potential solutions to educational problems, creatively foster innovation and transformative change, and critically advocate for social justice via ethically-informed.
The 55-hour cohort program of study includes 19 hours of core coursework, 9 hours in a concentration of either curriculum and instruction or educational leadership, 12 hours in research, and 15 hours Capstone/Dissertation in Practice, wherein real educational problems are collaboratively studied and addressed. Course of study is offered via an executive weekend model to meet for the needs of working professionals.
The program is completed in 9 consecutive semesters.
"My mentor, Dr. Megan Buning, has been supportive as a mentor and professor. I value
her advice and wisdom in regard to being a reflective practitioner. Dr. Buning encourages
goal setting and, as a former college coach, she values mental performance training.
Through conversations in and out of class, Dr. Buning, has taught me to constantly
reflect on my progress toward the goal and to take stresses day to day. This has been
sage advice and I have carried it into my life as a mother, educator, and doctoral
student. In fact, her suggested visual reminder of my goals helped me to maintain
focus for the first year’s life adjustment."
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