Ed.D. in Educational Studies: Curriculum, Innovations, and Education Reform

Please apply for the Summer 2015 Cohort by December 1, 2014.

Overview

The program offers a unique focus on Curriculum, Innovations and Education Reform. It prepares informed, reflective and forward-thinking educational leaders who are prepared to implement and study educational change in today's rapidly evolving educational systems. Graduates will be able to pursue careers in academia, the K-12 world, and other educational settings and agencies. The four year long program is designed to accommodate working adults through a hybrid format that combines online courses during the academic year and short, required residencies each Summer.

Tentative Schedule

The Program is 64 credit hours, including 48 credits of classes, and 16 hours of Proposal and Dissertation.

Cohort #3 (Begins Summer 2015)

Summer 2015 (1 credit): 5 days-July 29, 30, 31, August 1, 2 attendance required 9-4 PM at Centerra Building.

  • EDF 701, Doctoral Seminar (1)

Fall 2015 online (6 credits)

  • EDF 670 Introduction to Research Literature (3)
  • SRM 602 Statistical Methods I (3) (A masters level Research course is a prerequisite! Take one before entering if needed)

Spring 2015 online (6 credits)

  • SRM 680 Intro to Qualitative Research (3)
  • EDF 685 Philosophical Foundations of Education (3)

Summer 2016: dates of Residency are TBD, similar to Summer 2015 (7 credits)

  • EDF 701, Doctoral Seminar (1)
  • EDF 778: Social Theories of Learning and Organizational Change (3)
  • EDF 775: History of Education Reform and Change (3)

Fall 2016 (6)

  • SRM 686 Case Study (3)
  • EDF 785: Contemporary Education Reform (3)

Spring 2017 (6)

  • EDF 787: Technology, Innovation and Education (3)
  • EDF 773: Literacy as Social Practice (3)

Summer 2017 (4) Dates of Residency are TBD, similar to Summer 2015

  • EDF 701, Doctoral Seminar (1)
  • EDF 700 Implementation & Evaluation of Curriculum (3)

Fall 2018 (6)

  • EDF 777: Social Justice in Educational Reform (3)
  • EDF 781: Perspectives on Curriculum (3)

Spring 2018 (6)

  • EDF 710: Educator Action Research (3)
  • EDF 795 Comprehensive Seminar (3)

Summer 2018 (4). Dates of Residency are TBD, similar to Summer 2015

  • EDF 797 Doctoral Proposal Research (4)

Fall 2018 (1-6)

  • EDF 799 Doctoral Dissertation (1-6)

Spring 2019 (1-6)

  • EDF 799 Doctoral Dissertation (1-6)

 

Dissertation Defense

Dissertation defense can be scheduled in any semester starting with Spring 2014. Students must be registered for at least 1 credit in the semester of defense.

Admissions

To apply, follow these instructions. Note: a completed Master's degree, a combined 1000 score in Verbal and Math sections of the GRE and 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework are required. A writing sample may be required as well. Applicants must be aware of the significant time commitment and Summer residencies requirements.

COST

This program is administered through UNC Extended Studies. Please see the tuition rate here; it is the same for Colorado residents and non-residents. There are no other fees; students are responsible for the cost of textbooks, room and board during the Summer Residencies. See financial aid information

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