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









Degree Overview

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), primarily an online program with some face-to-face requirements, is designed to facilitate the learning styles of adults by providing a collaborative community for higher-level thinking and problem solving. Undergirding the program are four key components: critical thinking, scholarly research that informs practice, writing, and learning from a Christian worldview. All students must complete a culminating experience: the submission and successful defense of a doctoral dissertation. Students possessing an Ed.S. or equivalent may be admitted to the Ed.D. program with advanced standing after a review of their post-master's transcript(s).

Concentration Description

The Doctor of Education with a concentration in Educational Psychology is an online program that will equip you to use the most appropriate theories and research to promote student success. You will be equipped to utilize the most appropriate theories and research to improve the chances of academic and behavioral success for students. You will also gain additional expertise in testing and program assessment at the school district level.

Program Highlights

Length: 66 credit hour minimum (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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Research Expert on Learning & Behavior Management
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