Educational Studies (EDD)

EdD

Educational Studies, EdD

Online 96 cr 96 cr

Earn an inter-departmental Doctor of Education in Educational Studies with specializations from multiple departments.

Description

This is an interdepartmental program. See specific specializations for more information.

Specializations

  1. Educational Leadership and Higher Education

    This program provides academic preparation and professional development for individuals interested in the study of educational leadership and higher education or those who aspire to leadership positions in educational organizations.

    This program does not lead to Superintendent certification.  For Superintendent certification, apply instead to the "Educational Administration (UNL-UNK) (EDD)" or "Educational Administration (UNL-UNO) (EDD)".

    See Educational Administration for more information.

    Admission Requirements

    • GRE Scores
    • Personal Statement:  Your statement should address the following three areas: (2-3 pages) 1) How does a doctoral degree figure into your career trajectory and goals as an educator? 2) How will your doctoral studies contribute to the vision of this department and in relation to the scholarship/expertise of faculty members with whom you would like to work? 3) What is your plan and strategy to complete your degree in a timely manner? (For instance, online coursework, occasional and/or required on-campus residency requirements, development of research and writing skills.)
    • Essay:  Describe what you see as one pressing educational challenge or opportunity, why this challenge/opportunity is important to address, and how you might address it through your doctoral studies and/or dissertation work. Explain how your scholarly inquiry regarding this challenge could help resolve a problem of practice (if applying for the EdD) or add to the research literature (if applying for the Ph.D.), or both. Maximum 4 pages.
    • Resume/CV
  2. Innovative Learning Technologies

    This specialization prepares educators to use technology to support teaching and learning. This may occur in an array of settings, including classroom instruction, instructional design and development, and digital learning. Upon completion, participants will be cognizant of theory and research related to best practices, take part in creating effective use of technology in instruction, and assist others in using technology effectively for teaching and learning. Required Courses (6 hours): TEAC 859 Designing Learning Experiences, TEAC 860 Production of Instructional Materials

    See Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education for more information.

    Admission Requirements

    • Personal Statement:  This autobiographical statement (suggested length 3-5 pages) should discuss your professional career to date, highlighting experience, philosophies, goals, service (leadership, productivity, and contributions to your profession), and the role of research in your area of specialization. In addition, address your reasons for wanting a doctorate and what you are looking for in a doctoral mentor.
    • Writing Sample:  Provide a writing sample that demonstrates your scholarly writing ability, for example, a term paper, thesis, or published article.
  3. Teaching, Curriculum and Learning

    In conjunction with the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, this program is designed for working educators (with a completed Master’s degree). The Ed.D. is completed in as few as three years (with the average being 4 years). The program supports ten to twenty highly motivated educators who come from a variety of backgrounds, including PreK-12 schooling, teacher education, professional development positions, higher education, teacher-leadership, and advocacy roles, and community education programs. Cohort participants make this journey together with dedicated graduate faculty who support individuals in their study and improvement of their own educational practices. Within a collegial and supportive environment, students analyze problems of educational practice to understand the relationship between theory and practice and to use knowledge for making meaningful differences in real-world settings.

    See Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education for more information.

    Admission Requirements

    • Entrance exam: GRE
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Resume
    • Personal Statement:  This autobiographical statement (suggested length 3-5 pages) should discuss your professional career to date, highlighting experience, philosophies, goals, service (leadership, productivity and contributions to your profession), and the role of research in your area of specialization. In addition, address your reasons for wanting a doctorate and what you are looking for in a doctoral mentor.
    • Writing Sample:  Provide a writing sample that demonstrates your scholarly writing ability, for example a term paper, thesis, or published article.

Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • One set of transcripts.
  • If the student’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.
  • If International: upload copies of all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

    * Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certified records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certified copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.

  • If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
  • Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.

Admission Deadlines

Specialization in Ed Leadership & Higher Ed: January 15 for Fall.

NOTE: When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed

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