Classroom Type: Fully Online
Actively gain research expertise that will prepare you for leadership roles in school districts, community-based organizations, P-12 assessment offices, and higher education institutional research. Learn how to lead long-term strategic research agendas and policy analyses, while proactively including diverse audiences who are affected by and can learn from research.
Interest Categories: Education
Campus: CU Denver Online
Designed for research and assessment professionals working with schools and community organizations supporting research and data management, preschool through postsecondary, CU Denver’s fully online EdD concentration in Research Leadership provides a supportive learning environment focused on equity, diversity, and inclusion. You will develop foundational skills in applied research methods and practical measurement and use them in place-specific and practical ways to achieve aspirational goals – like improvement, implementation, formative evaluation, supporting equity and diversity – in your organization and community.
The goal of this concentration is to prepare you to:
Choose CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development:
The program strives to provide an education that prepares students for excellence in their career as a leader. Graduates will be keenly aware of the value, complexities, and unique opportunities of urban and diverse communities. The School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) are 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 first cohort in this concentration starts in summer of 2024.The online curriculum involves two courses each semester.
The curriculum includes the following elements:
Most of the students in our cohort-based program are working full-time. To accommodate this, all courses are taught online in the evening, with online coaching sessions. Course work is completed with the cohort in seven semesters, followed by the Doctoral Research Project. This 54-credit-hour plan of study may be completed in a three-year track through blended-learning courses that use online activities and optional synchronous online support sessions with course instructors.
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 a diverse array of urban and rural schools and community organizations. Experiences throughout the program enhance our students’ abilities to serve culturally diverse and underrepresented individuals and families.
EdD students culminate the program with a doctoral research project. During this final phase, you will engage with faculty and district and community partners on 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 you work with real data and engage in authentic inquiry. We prepare you to problem-solve, innovate, and improve learning outcomes for P12 education environments and research organizations that support them.
Recommended Completion Time:3 years
Required Credits for Completion:54
The EdD in Leadership for Educational Equity with a concentration in research leadership has the following application requirements:
For more information, email email@example.com or call 303.315.6300.