A Doctorate in Education (EdD) is a doctoral-level program designed for educators who want to advance their careers in education leadership, policy, and research. The program is typically designed for experienced educators who already hold a master’s degree and have substantial experience working in the field of education.
The curriculum for a Doctorate in Education program typically includes courses in:
- Educational research methods and statistics
- Curriculum design and development
- Instructional design and assessment
- Leadership and administration in education
- Policy analysis and implementation
- Organizational change and development
- Technology integration in education
- Multicultural education and diversity
- Ethics and social justice in education
- Higher education administration
In addition to coursework, students in a Doctorate in Education program are usually required to complete a dissertation or a research project that demonstrates their ability to conduct original research and make a significant contribution to the field of education.
Graduates with a Doctorate in Education can pursue careers as education researchers, policy analysts, curriculum designers, educational leaders, or higher education administrators. They may work in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, government agencies, or non-profit organizations. They may also pursue academic careers in education and research.