Prepare for leadership and applied research careers in schools, universities, and community programs with this doctoral degree.
The Doctor of Education in Social Studies requires 90 points of graduate study and a dissertation. The Ed.D. program in Social Studies leads to a professional degree designed to meet the needs of individuals preparing for careers of leadership and applied research in schools, universities, and community educational programs.
Courses in the major field (15 points minimum):
Please note: Curriculum changes are underway for the 2018-19; see Doctoral Handbook and your advisor for most up-to-date info on requirements.
Research courses, seminars, and individual work (15 points minimum):
Students are encouraged to take courses in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies selected in consultation with an advisor.
Broad and basic areas of professional scholarship (15 points minimum):
In consultation with an advisor, students will select at least one course in each of the following areas: the nature of education; the nature of persons and the learning process; curriculum, schooling, and leadership; and methods of evaluation. Other coursework in this area should be tailored to the individual student’s needs; consult an advisor.
Content courses in the major field (15 points minimum):
Soon after beginning this program, students should select an area of emphasis. These courses should be selected for their applicability to the student’s area of dissertation research. Coursework in the area of emphasis normally includes attention to the subject matters themselves as well as to questions related to educational programs in those subject matters.
In addition to the dissertation, there are other requirements. Students should consult an advisor in the Program and read the Doctoral Students Handbook for Social Studies.