Classroom Type: Fully Online
This EdD concentration focuses on education for justice, equity and diverse identities (e.g., Latine, Black, AANAPI, LGBTQIA+, and dis/ability) and allows students to pursue research of interest that is adjacent to or within one of the above areas. The concentration area is designed to equip educators with the knowledge and resources to see opportunities in the range of complex challenges facing the education system and ground their approach in transdisciplinary and critical frameworks to advocate for educational equity and transformative, liberatory education.
Interest Categories: Education & Counseling
Campus: CU Denver Online
The curriculum in CU Denver’s EdD concentration in Justice, Equity, and Diverse Identities centers on social justice and promotes ideas of educational equity, transformative education, and justice for marginalized learners, families, and communities. Students delve into the idea of educators as intellectual activists, facilitating liberation. The concentration area promotes an activist approach where students are equipped with a critical lens to rectify systemic issues. Graduates of this program serve as leaders across educational systems, P-20, government, community agencies, and other not-for-profit organizations.
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. Our school 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 coursework is completed in approximately three years followed by the time required to complete the Doctoral Research Project.
Cohort-based program: A new cohort starts every summer.
Fully online courses and seminars each semester; mix of eight and 16-week courses.
The curriculum includes the following elements:
The program strives to expose students to context-specific best practices, interdisciplinary connections, and applied research. This is all set within 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 to four years.
Recommended Completion Time:3 or 5 years
Required Credits for Completion:54
The EdD in Leadership for Educational Equity, Justice, Equity, and Diverse Identities concentration, is a three to four-year, fully online cohort program designed for working professional, and has the following application requirements: