Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes
Helps science professionals to gain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to become leaders in the field of science education. Graduates are able to think critically about science teaching and the nature of science and make data-based arguments to advance equity in the field.
Interest Categories: Education & Counseling
Campus: CU Denver
The Doctor of Education (EdD), Science Education prepares students to become knowledgeable about the field of science education, think critically about the nature of science, and advocate for science education from a research-oriented and equity-based lens.
Research conducted by students includes dissertations-in-practice on topics such as science teaching, curriculum development, assessment, program evaluation, informal science education, and environmental science education.
Students in this concentration will:
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Students trust CU Denver to provide an education that will prepare them for excellence in their career as a leader who understands the value, complexities, and unique opportunities of science education. 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 the program 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 each semester.
Every student must be available to attend on-campus courses each semester.
The curriculum includes the following elements:
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.
Most of the students in the 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 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 to higher education environments
CU Denver resides in the center of a thriving urban setting, creating a diverse university community. EdD students are prepared for the real world. This program partners with diverse, urban schools and community organizations. Many of the program’s faculty members speak Spanish. This knowledge and skills enhance student’s ability to serve culturally diverse and underrepresented individuals and families
The program’s alumni receive executive coaching services for up to one year after graduation for a reasonable fee delivered by qualified faculty focused on students’ success after program completion.
Recommended Completion Time:3 or 5 Years
Required Credits for Completion:54
The EdD in Leadership for Educational Equity, Science Education concentration, is a three or five-year program, designed for working professionals, with the following application requirements:
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