Doctor of Education

Overview

We're excited to launch our new Ed.D. program at Concordia University Texas! The online application process for the doctorate in education is different from our other programs.

Apply for the Ed.D. Program

Specializations

Educational Administration with Superintendent Certificate

  • Emphasizes leadership at the district/central office level
  • Become eligible to sit for the Texas Superintendent Exam

Curriculum Instruction

  • Emphasize leadership abilities
  • Focus on leadership in curriculum and strategies for teaching mastery

Learning Environment

The hybrid nature of the doctorate in education program is such that students will meet face-to-face with their instructors one weekend per month for four months. Students will meet for three different classes during these weekends: one Friday afternoon, one Saturday morning, and one Saturday afternoon.

Between the weeks of these meetings, students will be satisfying other course requirements in an online format. There are two exceptions to this. Each summer during July, all Ed.D. students will come together for one week of intensive study that will earn 3 credit hours of coursework.

The other exception is that the third year of the program will consist of students working on their dissertations. During this time, communications and meetings with dissertation committee members will take place, but no regular class meeting times as such.

Following the above routine, students can complete the program in three years.

Dissertation

Students in both the Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) and Educational Administration (EDAD) track will complete a dissertation starting their third year of the program.

Dissertation Committee selection and approval should take place during the second semester of the second year during the Research IV - Proposal course. Dissertation Committees will consist of three faculty members from CTX, one of which must be a full-time faculty member.

Generally, two of the three members will be from the College of Education. All requests to have a faculty member serve on a Dissertation Committee must be made by the instructor of Research IV – Proposal course.

 

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