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Teaching and Learning Ed.D.

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 2023
  • 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.
Students are currently not being accepted into this program. Catalog information is for reference by current students only. 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.
Special Application Requirements:
International and domestic applicants whose first language is not English must submit current score(s) from one of the English proficiency tests noted below.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Total Score: 6.5
    • Reading Score: 6.5
    • Writing Score: 6.5
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
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.
Required Coursework (37 credits)
Select courses in consultation with the advisor to complete the 37-credit requirement.
Outside Coursework (15 credits)
Select courses in consultation with the advisor to complete the 15-credit requirement.
Thesis Credits (24 credits)
Take 24 doctoral thesis credits.
EDUC 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral (1.0-24.0 cr)
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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