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The Ed.D. degree consists of a minimum of 76 credits:

  • Core required courses - 37 credits
  • Supporting program - 15 credits (minimum)
  • Project Credits (Educ 8888 - 24 credits)

 

Class Meeting Schedule

Fall classes generally meet the second weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of each month, September through December and and Spring classes generally meet the first weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of each month February through April, unless there is a conflict with the UMD break schedule.

Core Courses

Core courses are delivered using a hybrid model of face-to-face and online delivery, depending on the nature of each course.

Year 1 (17 Credits)

Semester:Course:Credits:
Summer Semester
  • Orientation
  • EDUC 8001 - Historical, Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
3
Fall Semester
  • EDUC 8007 - Research on Knowledge & Learning in Education 
3
  • EDUC 8009 - Distance Education: From Theory into Practice 
3
  • EDUC 8020 - Doctoral Seminar 
1
Spring Semester
  • EDUC 8005 - Curriculum: Theory into Practice
3
  • EDUC 8003 - Educational Policy
3
  • EDUC 8020 - Doctoral Seminar
1

 

Year 2 (20 Credits)

Semester:Courses:Credits:
Summer Semester
  • EDUC 8015 - Research Design 
3
  • EDUC 7005 - Teaching and Learning in a Systems Context 
3
Fall Semester
  • EDUC 8018 - Advanced Statistical Methods 
3
  • EDUC 8017 - Theory and Practice of Quantitative Research Methods 
3
  • EDUC 8020 - Doctoral Seminar 
1
Spring Semester
  • EDUC 8021 - Theories, Principles, and Methodology of Assessment in Organizational Systems
3
  • EDUC 8016 - Theory and Practice of Qualitative Research Methods
3
  • EDUC 8020 - Doctoral Seminar 
1

Year 3 (12 Credits)

Semester:Courses:Credits:
Summer Semester
  • Supporting Field [if necessary]
6
Fall Semester
  • Written Preliminary Exam
  • Supporting Field
3
Spring Semester
  • Oral Preliminary Exam
  • Supporting Field 
3

Year 4 (27 Credits)

Semester:Courses:Credits:
Summer Semester
  • Supporting Field 
3
Fall Semester
  • EDUC 8888 - Project 
12
Spring Semester
  • EDUC 8888 - Project 
12
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Degree with Major in Teaching and Learning

Dissertation Guideline

We will be adding a Quantitative Dissertation Handbook in the spring

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