Doctor of Education in Elementary Education

Ed.D. Degree

Prerequisite: EDPSY 640, Methodology of Educational and Psychological Research, (or its equivalent) is a prerequisite for the doctoral program. Graduate students who enter without this credit, must meet the requirement as a deficiency rather than as part of the program.

Basic Required Courses (15 hours)

EDPSY 641 Statistical Methods in Educational and Psychological Research

EDPSY 642 Intermediate Statistics

ID 705 Research Colloquium

Humanistic Studies (Choose one course)

EDFON 631 Philosophy of Education

EDFON 641 History of American Education

EDFON 651 Educational Sociology

Behavior Studies (Choose one course)

EDPSY 600 Advanced Educational Psychology: Learning

EDPSY 603 Psychology of Human Development

EDPSY 627 Child Development

Area of Specialization in Elementary, Early Childhood, or Reading Education

The 40 hours to be determined with the candidate's doctoral committee and must include:

10 hours – dissertation

4 hours – doctoral seminar (EDEL 798 or EDEL 799 or EDRDG 700)

3 hours – research (EDEL 740 or EDRDG 770 or EDEL 791)

Cognate Areas

Ed.D. candidates will complete either one 24-hour cognate or two 15-hour cognates of their choice. Courses for the cognate(s) will be determined with the doctoral committee.

If the Ed. D. candidate is completing a research cognate, the following will be required:

  • A minimum of two quantitative research courses
  • A minimum of two qualitative research courses
  • Additional research courses approved by the committee

Doctor of Education candidates must complete at least 15 semester hours in one calendar year.

For more information, contact Linda Martin.