Name of CPED-Influenced Program: Executive EdD Program
An EdD cohort of approximately15 students
begins every other year. Serving students
throughout Indiana, the program meets one
weekend per month in Indianapolis and
incorporates web-based technologies to
facilitate activities between meetings.
Coursework is completed in three calendar
years with program graduates complete a
capstone project addressing a problem of
practice in the following year.
Program Link: http://edleadership.iu.edu
The signature pedagogy focuses on engaging students in practice-based inquiry as leadership practice. This is developed across the program in three strands: (1) identification and articulation of a problem of practice; (2) development and selection of conceptual lenses; and (3) mastery of practice-based methods of inquiry.
Laboratories of Practice:
The laboratory of practice develops as students and faculty members move back and forth between the field and the classroom deepening our facility with theory and inquiry methods as we bring these to bear on problems of practice.
Most students complete a traditional dissertation that addresses a student identified problem of practice. Students now have the option to complete an alternative dissertation which can include a policy analysis, a program evaluation or substantive field-based improvement project.
Description of each year of the Program:
Near the completion of coursework, students complete three take home exams over a three-month period focusing on the major coursework, the minor coursework and practice-based inquiry methods.
Candidates are selected for the EdD program on the basis of their GRE scores, prior academic performance, work history, professional and academic references, aptitude demonstrated in through a sample of writing, and commitment presented in a statement of purpose.