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Educational Doctorate in Teaching and Learning

The Ed.D. program is currently on hiatus pending re-structuring. Students who have started the application process will be notified when we have an approved program and operations are ready to proceed. If you are interested in being added to the contact list please email Karen Mehle at

Program Overview

The Ed.D. with a major in Teaching and Learning is an applied degree for the professional development of P-12, community college and university faculty and administrators, professionals in other human service professions such as coaching, athletic training, criminal justice, social work, extension, community agency administration, and university student personnel, as well as business professionals involved in education and training activities. The mission of the program is to produce scholarly practitioners.

The goals of doctoral study in this program are to help students:

  1. Acquire greater content knowledge in teaching and learning;
  2. Develop abilities for research in the field of teaching and learning;
  3. Evolve a broadened professional background in areas related to teaching and learning, such as systems and system interactions, and methods for program improvement; and
  4. Increase levels of cultural competence.