This curriculum pertains to students who were admitted in Fall 2012 and prior. Major curriculum changes were approved for students starting in Fall 2013 and beyond. Students who start Fall 2013 and beyond must follow the new curriculum.
The Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) is an academically rigorous, practitioner-oriented program for practicing educational professionals. Students in the Ed.D. program are from both K-12 and post-secondary education. Ed.D. students are assistant principals, principals, teachers, department chairs, central office specialists, and team leaders; higher education instructors and managers; and education technology and media specialists. Students in this 3-4 year program remain in full-time employment while pursuing their graduate studies part-time.
There are two concentrations within this program:
- Educational Administration & Policy (ADPO) for school building, district, or state education agency administrators, or teacher-leaders wanting a program focused on K-12 administration, leadership, planning, and policy and that confers “Delaware School Leader I & II Certification.”
- Curriculum, Technology, & Higher Education (CTHE) for college or K-12 teachers, educational technology specialists/managers, and higher education professionals.