Doctor of Education with a Major in Educational Innovation


Doctor of Education with a Major in  
Educational Innovation 

  • Promotes Scholarly Practice for Educational Innovation & Change 
  • Advances Social Justice, Peace and Compassion via Education 
  • Engages Research toward Addressing Real World Educational Problems of Practice
  • Guides Study in a Cohort Model that Endorses Collaborative Problem-Solving & Action 

About the Program

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.

Applicant Profile

Our applicants come from a diversity of educational and professional backgrounds.  They share a passion for education, commitment to study, dedication to their own growth and to that of others, concern for equity and social justice, and desire to contribute to educational change as scholarly practitioners.  

Meet the Program Director

Raymond Chong, PhD

"We believe practitioners must know how to collaborate in their respective fields and we understand and foster the value of collaboration in research and practice." - Megan Buning, PhD

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