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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) – Educational Psychology

Online Degree Overview

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is delivered online with some required face-to-face components and is designed to facilitate the learning styles of adults and provide a collaborative community for higher-level thinking and problem solving. The problem-based curriculum, applied dissertation projects, and individually designed concentration allow for a tailor-made program. Undergirding the entire program is critical thinking, scholarly research, writing, and learning from a Christian worldview. The capstone project, as with any doctoral program, is the submission and defense of a doctoral dissertation.

Concentration Description

The online Doctor of Education with a concentration in Educational Psychology provides career development for educators and includes two areas of study: research and evaluation, and learning and development. The Ed.D. in Educational Psychology's Research and Evaluation track will allow you to specialize in testing and program assessment at the school district level. A heavy emphasis will be placed on quantitative analysis. The Ed.D. in Educational Psychology's Learning and Development track will equip you to utilize the most appropriate theories and research to improve the chances of academic and behavioral success for students. The study of brain research in relationship to learning will be emphasized.

Program Highlights

Length: Minimum of 66 credit hours (an additional 35 or more hours beyond the Ed.S. or its equivalent)
Format: Offered in a cohort model. Students may begin the program in the spring or summer semesters. Courses are delivered online with some required face-to-face components. School division cohorts are also offered in varying formats.
Results: Doctor of Education degree with a concentration in Educational Psychology. The Ed.S. is awarded after completion of 31 credit hours. The Doctor of Education degree is awarded after completion of 66+ credit hours.
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Features: Online coursework, concentration and dissertation advisor, on-campus residencies.

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Career Opportunities

Research Expert on Learning & Behavior Management
Consultation to School Psychologists, Social Workers & Counselors
School Administration
Dean of Students