Doctorate in Professional Educational Practice

The Education Doctorate in Professional Educational Practice (EdD), is in line with the call from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) to offer advanced degrees of professional practice that are distinct from doctoral research degrees in education.

Doctorates in professional educational practice are advanced degree programs aimed at preparing professionals for leadership roles at all levels of education, as well as in other positions where the main interest is the application of research in education settings.

The EdD is a WASC accredited doctoral degree program and envisions for program graduates to become educational leaders who work collaboratively, apply research and theory, reflect critically and ethically, and utilize broad, interdisciplinary perspectives to recognize, create, advocate, implement, evaluate, and enhance spaces of social justice across Hawaiʻi and beyond.

Course Listing

Required (27 credits) - Students may take either EDEA 780K or LTEC 705

EDEA 602 Research in Educational Admin (3 credits)

EDEA 629 Educational Statistics (3 credits)

EDEF 667C Sem EDEF: Leadership Gov Ed (3 credits)

EDEF 675 Intro to Educ Policy Studies (3 credits)

EDCS 732 Qualitative Data Analysis (3 credits)

EDEF 762 Sem Soc & Cult Contexts of Ed (3 credits)

EDCS 769 Curriculum & Prog Evaluation (3 credits)

EDEA 780K Sem: Admin Problems & Issues (3 credits)

EDEA 780M Sem: Engaging Div Student Pops (3 credits)

EDUC 730 EdD Conference (1 credits)

LTEC 705 Special Topics in ETEC (3 credits)

Practicum: Group Consultancy Project (18 credits) - EDUC 710 is taken 3 times.

EDUC 710 EdD: Consultancy Project (6 credits)

Practicum: Dissertation in Practice (18 credits) - EDUC 720 is taken 3 times.

EDUC 720 EdD: Applied Research Project (6 credits)