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College of Education and Human Service Professions
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Contact Information
Department of Education, 412 Library Drive, 150 EduE, Duluth, MN 55812 (218-726-6525; fax: 218-726-7008)
  • Program Type: Doctorate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2017
  • Length of program in credits: 76
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Doctor of Education
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The doctor of education degree (EdD) with a major in teaching and learning is an applied degree for the professional development of P-12, community college, and university faculty and administrators; professionals in other human service professions such as coaching, athletic training, criminal justice, social work, extension, community agency administration, university student personnel; as well as business professionals involved in education and training activities. The mission of the program is to produce scholarly practitioners. The goals of doctoral study in this program are to help students 1) acquire greater content knowledge in teaching and learning; 2) develop abilities for research in the field of teaching and learning; 3) evolve a broadened professional background in areas related to teaching and learning, such as systems and system interactions, and methods for program improvement; and 4) increase levels of cultural competence. Students will be immersed in research on best practices in teaching and learning, and will acquire the skills needed to apply best practices in their own schools and organizations.
Program Delivery
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
A master's or comparable foreign degree in education or a related field (special education, curriculum and instruction, human development, psychology, social work, management science, criminology).
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
The application must also include three letters of recommendation, a minimum of three work samples (e.g., written reports, articles, presentations, curricula, or other professional artifacts), a personal statement of career objectives, and a personal interview with the EdD teaching and learning admissions committee. The statement of career objectives will be used to 1) evaluate how well this program will meet the needs of the applicant, 2) determine if appropriate concentration courses are available, and 3) conduct an initial evaluation of writing skills. GRE scores will be considered as part of a holistic evaluation of the application. Results of the survey will also be used as part of a holistic evaluation of the application.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
    • General Test - Verbal Reasoning: 500
    • General Test - Quantitative Reasoning: 500
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, TOEFL).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
37 credits are required in the major.
15 credits are required outside the major.
24 thesis credits are required.
This program may not be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 4 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Preliminary written and oral exam--preliminary written and oral examinations are required and will be administered after completion of all research and major coursework. Project--A project designed to build a knowledge base relevant to problems in schools and organizations. Final Exam--An oral defense of the project is required.
Required Coursework
EDUC 8015 - Research Design (3.0 cr)
EDUC 8016 - Theory and Practice of Qualitative Research Methods (3.0 cr)
EDUC 8017 - Theory and Practice of Quantitative Research Methods (3.0 cr)
EDUC 8018 - Statistical Analysis in Educational Research (3.0 cr)
EDUC 8020 - Doctoral Seminar (1.0 cr)
EDUC 8001 - Historical, Social, and Philosophical Foundations of Education (3.0 cr)
EDUC 8003 - Educational Policy (3.0 cr)
EDUC 8005 - Curriculum: Theory into Practice (3.0 cr)
EDUC 8007 - Research on Knowledge and Learning in Education (3.0 cr)
EDUC 7005 - Teaching and Learning in a Systems Context (3.0 cr)
EDUC 8009 - Distance Education: From Theory to Practice (3.0 cr)
EDUC 8021 - Theories, Principles, and Methodology of Assessment in Organizational Systems (3.0 cr)
EDUC 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral (1.0-24.0 cr)
 
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EDUC 8015 - Research Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Summer Odd Year
An overview of research designs that span qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods. The learners will critically examine and select the appropriate research methodology based on a specific question, hypothesis, or problem statement; and interpret and evaluate various research studies. prereq: Psy 5052 or equiv, Ed.D. majors or instructor consent
EDUC 8016 - Theory and Practice of Qualitative Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Qualitative research traditions and methods, and practice with the skills and attitudes necessary to successfully conduct qualitative research. prereq: 8015 or equivalent, Ed.D. majors or instructor consent
EDUC 8017 - Theory and Practice of Quantitative Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
In-depth focus on quantitative research methods. Issues related to data collection methods and analysis using computer software packages. prereq: 8015 or equivalent, Ed.D. majors or instructor consent
EDUC 8018 - Statistical Analysis in Educational Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Intermediate statistics course for doctoral level students in education and other human service professions; basic concepts of descriptive statistics, graphic representation, probability, statistical inference, significance testing using correlation coefficients, linear regression, t-tests, one-way analysis of variance, factorial analysis of variance, split-plot analysis of variance, and analysis of covariance. prereq: Ed.D. major or permission of instructor (Student enrolled in collegiate graduate programs)
EDUC 8020 - Doctoral Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Review of current research around best practices, or focused strategies for progression with the program or the dissertation. prereq: Ed.D. majors
EDUC 8001 - Historical, Social, and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Summer Even Year
Survey of the historical, social, and philosophical issues in education, in order to prepare and build a foundation for doctoral level students in education. prereq: Ed.D. majors or instructor consent
EDUC 8003 - Educational Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Modes of educational policy analysis; assessment of educational policy in its political, cultural, and economic contexts; and techniques for effective communication about education policy. prereq: Ed.D. majors or instructor consent
EDUC 8005 - Curriculum: Theory into Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Overview of curriculum mapping, methods for analysis of scope and sequence and articulation, current curriculum theory, standards, and curriculum audit strategies, purposes and responsibilities. prereq: Ed.D. majors or instructor consent
EDUC 8007 - Research on Knowledge and Learning in Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Summer Even Year
An exploration of theoretical definitions of knowledge and a review of research on the processes of learning. prereq: Ed.D. majors or instructor consent
EDUC 7005 - Teaching and Learning in a Systems Context
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Provides an in depth investigation of systems theory in an educational context: teaching and learning systems in curriculum, in teaching methods, educational administration and leadership, and educational change. History, current theory, application and tools of systems thinking will be studied. prereq: Ed.D. student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 7005
EDUC 8009 - Distance Education: From Theory to Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Theoretical framework, historical development and practical applications of different models of distance education. Topics: theory and perspectives, adult education principles, course design, teaching strategies, assessment, and current and emerging technologies applied to distance education. prereq: Ed.D. majors or instructor consent
EDUC 8021 - Theories, Principles, and Methodology of Assessment in Organizational Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Designed to provide an understanding of assessment methods in organizational systems. Examines current practice and theory regarding the use of assessment as feedback to improve system processes. prereq: Ed.D. majors
EDUC 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral
Credits: 1.0 -24.0 [max 100.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(no description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 24 cr required