Doctor of Education in Leadership for Educational Equity, Professional Learning and Technology

School of Education & Human Development

Overview

Degree: EdD

Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes

Designed for those who are passionate about supporting the learning and professional development needs of K - 12 district-level teacher trainers, post-secondary educators, and workplace trainers using online and technology-based pedagogies. Graduates assume leadership positions in adult learning, instructional design, and change leadership.

Application​ deadlines


December 1


Program Details

Interest Categories: Education & Counseling

Campus: CU Denver

What you'll learn

University of Colorado Denver's Doctor of Education (EdD) concentration in professional learning and technology is designed for those who are passionate about supporting the learning and professional development needs of K-12 district-level teacher trainers, post-secondary educators, and workplace trainers using today's and tomorrow's online and technology-based pedagogies.

Students in this concentration will:

  • Apply principles of adult learning, instructional design and change leadership to professional and workplace learning
  • Employ a variety of methods including mentoring, coaching, site-based learning communities, e-learning resources, and workshops to support professional growth and accountability
  • Engage with faculty, worksites, and districts to address problems of practice and policy
  • Become data savvy for strategic planning and decision-making
  • Design and use media as a means of communication and professional development
  • Culminate the program with a doctoral research project dissertation.

Choose CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development

You can trust CU Denver to prepare you for excellence in your career as a leader and scholar. The university and school are recognized for preparing leaders of distinction who value educational excellence and social justice. Additionally, CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development is counted among U.S. News & World Report's “Best Graduate Schools,” making us one of the top education schools in the country.

Courses

The 54-credit program begins each summer.

The curriculum includes a combination of in person, hybrid, remote, and online courses each semester.

Every student must be available to attend on-campus courses each semester.

The curriculum includes the following elements:

  • 12 hours in EdD core courses within equity, leadership and learning core areas (four 3-credit courses)
  • Nine hours in the research core (three 3-credit courses)
  • 12 hours in the concentration areas (four 3-credit courses)
  • Six hours of elective courses (two 3-credit courses)
  • 15 hours in seminars and the completion of a doctoral research project

All courses and experiences strive to expose students to context-specific best practices, interdisciplinary connections, and applied research in an environment that stresses the application of theory to practice. The EdD program has been designed to enable students to complete program requirements in three or five years.

Sample Courses

  • EDFN 7410 - Power and Privilege: The Social Construction of Difference3 credits
  • EDUC 7100 - Leadership in Education3 credits
  • EDUC 7230 - Organizational Performance In Educational Contexts3 credits
Course Catalog

Recommended Completion Time:3 or 5 Years

Required Credits for Completion:54

Admission Requirements


The EdD in Leadership for Educational Equity, Professional Learning and Technology concentration, is a three or five-year program, designed for working professionals, with the following application requirements:

  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Written Statement of Purpose that includes the following information:
    • A brief summary of your educational and leadership experiences, including your values related to leadership and equity.
    • A brief summary of your current professional role and responsibilities and how you use research and data to inform planning and decision making.
    • Your purpose in pursuing the EdD, intentions for applying the skills and knowledge gained from the EdD degree, and future career goals.
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can best speak to your leadership, professional accomplishments, academic skills, and career goals.
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.
  • After the initial review of application materials, faculty will contact applicants to schedule individual interviews.

Register for an application support session

For more information, email education@ucdenver.edu or call 303.315.6300.