Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes
Equips leaders with the knowledge and resources to create and sustain high standards in antiracist, culturally, and linguistically diverse education. Graduates aim increase equity in schools and improve learning environments for Latinx learners. Graduates serve as leaders in schools, educational systems, colleges, community agencies, and organizations.
Interest Categories: Education & Counseling
Campus: CU Denver
Promoting Latinx learners' achievement is a priority. This is coupled with a focus on equity, racism, and justice for Latinx learners and families. The program recognizes the need to increase the number of Latinx leaders who understand the complexities of multilingualism, culture, and identity. Students are equipped with antiracist and culturally sustaining tools to rectify systemic issues. This is accomplished through a critical race theory (CRT) lens and decolonized methodologies as an approach toward social justice and empathic, community-oriented learning. Schools and communities need leaders who are well-versed in transformational practices.
Graduates of this program serve as leaders across educational systems. PreK-12, higher education, government, community agencies, and other not-for-profit organizations are all represented.
Members of this EdD concentration will:
Choose CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development
A doctoral degree from CU Denver prepares you for excellence in your career as a leader in Latinx schools and communities. The School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) is recognized for preparing leaders who value educational excellence and social justice. Additionally, SEHD is counted among U.S. News & World Report's “Best Graduate Schools” making us one of the top education schools in the country.
The 54-credit program begins each summer.
The curriculum includes hybrid classes which combine both online and in-person or remote classes during alternating weeks.
Every student must be available to attend on-campus courses each semester.
The curriculum includes the following elements:
The program exposes students to context-specific best practices, interdisciplinary connections, and applied research. This is done 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.
This 54-credit-hour plan of study may be completed in a three-year or five-year track through blended-learning courses that use online activities coupled with face-to-face sessions. Our faculty are experts in their field. Their research centers on local and global issues in education, which lends itself to the applied nature of our courses.
EdD students culminate the program with a dissertation that addresses a problem of practice.
CU Denver resides in the center of a thriving urban setting. The program's partnerships with schools and community organizations extend across state lines. The program works with leaders who engage Latinx students and families in meaningful ways. We celebrate the program's multi-linguistic faculty, who speak Spanish as well as other languages. The program aims to honor the linguistic and cultural wealth of our students, families, and stakeholders
The Latinx population requires a pipeline of teachers and school leaders who reflect the changing demographics and/or who understand and can build relationships with students and their families. We need leaders who are knowledgeable about and actively use research in their decision-making
This program focuses on leadership, organizational change and measurement, research, and evidence-informed decision-making. This is done with the goal of creating equity and excellence in schools, organizations, and communities. Students study CRT, school restructuring for linguistic diversity, language education policy, and research on issues affecting Latinx students. With their faculty mentors, students review current research and act to create real-world change.
Recommended Completion Time:3 or 5 Years
Required Credits for Completion:54
The EdD in Leadership for Educational Equity, Latin@ Learners and Communities concentration, is a three or five-year, hybrid cohort program designed for working professionals, and has the following application requirements:
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