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.
Interest Categories: Education & Counseling
Campus: CU Denver
Graduates of this program assume leadership positions in adult learning, instructional design, and change leadership.
Students in this concentration will:
Choose CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development
This program prepares students for excellence in their career as an executive leader of an educational organization. CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) is recognized for preparing leaders of distinction 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 a combination of on-campus, hybrid, remote, and online courses.
Every student must be available to attend on-campus courses each semester, each year of the program.
The curriculum includes the following elements:
The program strives to expose 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.
Most of the students in our cohort-based program are working full-time; therefore, all courses are taught in the late afternoon, evening, or online. 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
EdD students culminate the program with a dissertation-in-practice. During this final phase, students engage with faculty and our district and community partners on identified problems of practice and policy. This includes opportunities to learn with the support of leaders of the Center for Practice Engaged Education Research (C-PEER) and developers of the Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM) as students work with real data and engage in authentic inquiry. The program prepares students to problem-solve, innovate, and improve learning outcomes for preschool – higher education environments.
CU Denver resides in the center of a thriving urban setting, creating a diverse university community. Our EdD students are prepared for the real world. This program partners with diverse, urban schools and community organizations. Many of our faculty members speak Spanish. This knowledge and skills enhance our student's ability to serve culturally diverse and underrepresented individuals and families.
Recommended Completion Time:3 or 5 Years
Required Credits for Completion:54
The EdD in Leadership for Educational Equity, Designing for Professional Learning concentration, is a three or five-year program, designed for working professionals, with the following application requirements:
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