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Name of CPED-Influenced EdD Program: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
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The Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and in Higher Education is designed to (1) support mid- career practitioners working in various executive or administrative roles within school districts, state agencies, community-based organizations, international agencies and within higher education including community colleges, state colleges or research universities and to (2) develop the analytical and research skills to address problems of practice.
Most of the courses are available online with the initial summer courses offered via a blend of online and face-to-face classes. Upon completion of coursework, participants will embark on a capstone project designed to improve the practice of education, affect policy change and implementation, or contribute to the international community. A foundational belief of the program is that education and policy are integrally connected in both domestic and international settings. The program is practice-oriented and facilitated through problem-based modes of inquiry. The program participants are required to develop and defend a capstone project in one of three areas: a completed action research, program analysis, or program evaluation study that informs the workplace or larger community. Completion of the program is three (3) years.
After the prospectus is approved, the student may begin the independent research that will culminate in the dissertation. To conform to dissertation requirements set by the University, the student should obtain a
The defense of the dissertation will be oral, and the examination must be completed at least 4 weeks prior to the date on which the degree is to be conferred. Revisions to the final dissertation must be completed
The EdD program is highly selective, and meeting minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admission. Factors which are relevant to the admissions decision include, but are not limited to, management and leadership experience in higher education, high motivation to achieve personal and
Program Delivery: Hybrid