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Educational Studies Doctorate: Innovation and Education Reform Emphasis

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A Mostly-Online Doctoral Program for Educators

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We are the top ranked Colorado institution for online graduate programs in education.

This Educational Studies Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in Educational Studies provides working teachers and administrators with access to a premier doctoral program in education. The online program features our Innovation and Education Reform Emphasis, preparing informed, reflective and forward-thinking educational leaders who are prepared to implement and study educational change in today’s rapidly evolving educational systems.

you will study

  • Relationships between research, policy and practice in education
  • How to conduct, analyze and apply research of education
  • Issues surrounding curriculum, evaluation and implementation
  • Critical evaluation skills and perspectives of education and society
  • Ways to contribute to the improvement of education systems

This doctoral program is mostly online, with five-day courses delivered in Loveland, Colorado, the first three Summers. Your dissertation defense will also be presented face-to-face the final semester of your program.

The Highest Level of Educational Leadership Preparation
from a National Leader in the Field

Graduates will be able to pursue careers in academia, the K–12 world, and other educational settings and agencies.

  • Take on leadership roles in school districts.
  • Become a University faculty member.
  • Work as a consultant to state and federal agencies.
  • Plan and implement curriculum at the district level.
  • Assume leadership roles for non-profit and private schools and agencies.

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Credits Required:
Time to Completion:
4 years
$545/credit hour

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Program Coordinator:

Dr. Christy Moroye


Off-Campus Coordinator:

Jon Shaw


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