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Graduate School

Educational Practice and Innovation – EdD


Fully Online/Accelerated Term Format

  • Major: Educational Practice and Innovation
  • Degree: Doctor of Education
  • School/College: Education

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Concentrations in Curriculum Studies, Learning Design and Technologies, and STEM:

Fall, Spring, and Summer start dates available


Fall Application Deadline: April 15
Spring Application Deadline: November 1
Summer Application Deadline:  February 15

Concentration in Education Systems Improvement:

New cohorts begin once per year in the Fall semester


Fall Application Deadline: April 15

Required Documents

  • Official Transcripts
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation – Submit 2 letters of recommendation from people who can speak to your ability to matriculate into this doctoral program and complete a dissertation.
  • Personal Statement - Describe how the Ed.D. in Educational Practice and Innovation and your selected area of concentration is a good fit for you. The statement should include:
    • specific details describing how this program is a good fit for you
    • how the program supports your professional goals
    • an identified Problem of Practice for the Dissertation in Practice and what led you to believe this is a problem in your work.
    • any evidence of research methods, including action research, expertise.
    • For those applying to the Education Systems Improvement concentration, in addition to all of the above, you should also include in your personal statement:
      • your potential to positively impact social justice and equity outcomes
      • your high propensity for and/or experience with producing innovation (however you define it)
      • your leadership experience 
  • CV or Resume
  • Recent Scholarly Writing Sample (e.g., graduate level paper from previous coursework or publication) with applicant as sole author and using American Psychological Association (APA) citations and references

A Note from the Program

Applicants will be notified of admission decisions approximately one month after application deadline. See the program website for application and deadline information.

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