2021-2022 Catalog 
    
    Jan 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog

Learning and Instruction, EdD


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Within the Department of Learning and Instruction (L&I) there are two doctoral degree options: Ed.D. in Learning and Instruction and an Ed.D. in Special Education. Two doctoral programs housed in the same department allows students to integrate coursework and to collaborate with peers and faculty from related fields.

Program Learning Outcomes


The faculty in the Doctoral Program in Learning and Instruction will provide students with foundational-level skills for scholarship in learning and instruction.

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of data-analysis skills.
  • Students will demonstrate scholarly analysis of research articles.
  • Students will demonstrate scholarly writing.

The faculty in the Doctoral Program in Learning and Instruction will provide students with advanced-level skills for scholarship in learning and instruction.

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate standardized assessment instruments of their own choosing.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to write results sections of research studies.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply literature review techniques to a subject of their own choosing.

The faculty in the Doctoral Program in Learning and Instruction will provide students with the ability to design, conduct, and communicate original research of their own choosing.

  • Students will communicate original research
  • Students will design, conduct, and write up original research of their own choosing.

Major Requirements (60 units)


L& I Foundation Core (9 units)


These courses provide students with foundational knowledge about learning theories and the use of those learning theories in practice and research.

The 12 units of coursework to fulfill the inquiry and methods requirements are as follows:


These courses provide students with foundational knowledge about learning theories and the use of those learning theories in practice and research.

12 credits of pure elective courses


Finally, students also have the option of taking 12 credits of pure electives, within the L&I department or any program within the School of Education. Students have the option of adding a minor in Educational Technology (ETK), along with the Ed.D. in Learning & Instruction. Students may also choose to develop a minor with a sequence of 4 related courses in O&L or IME, but must be done so with the approval of their L&I advisor and an advisor from the minor department. The minor is in lieu of the 12 credit pure elective requirement. Students can complete both MA or Ed.D. courses to meet this requirement.

  •  GEDU, IME, TEC, O&L, ETK, L&I  - 600:799

The 12 credits associated with the development, research, and writing of a doctoral dissertation are:


These courses are designed to prepare and guide students through the dissertation process.

Note:


Students complete the program by successfully defending their dissertation research in Dissertation Research and Writing.

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