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Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the Ed.D., we expect each graduates will:

  • Participate in a diverse community of educational practice.
  • Contribute to the public discourse on improvement of education.
  • Engage in and promote evidence-based practices through the application of rigorous methodology.
  • Link high quality education research to policy and practice.
  • Provide leadership in their education context by applying advanced theoretical perspectives to problems of practice.
  • Develop mutually beneficial partnerships between public and private interests.
  • Lead innovative education policy.
  • Implement inclusive and socially just policies, practices, and organizational change processes.

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Faculty Contact
Dr. Stephen Pape 

Academic Program Coordinator
Cathy Cao

jimmie walker

“I wanted to be as close to the actual research as I could. I wanted to learn about my area of interest from the primary researcher, learn from the person who did the research and knew it first-hand." -Jimmie Walker, who holds an EdD from the School of Education