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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Course Requirements

Program course requirements

Category and Courses

Required Credits


  • EdRes 563*                Principles of Research
  • EdRes 564*                Qualitative  Research
  • EdRes 565*                Quantitative Research (Pre-req: Intro to statistics)
  • T&L 588**                 Action Research
  • EdPsy 570**             Program Evaluation
15 graded
Foundations Core

  • EdAd522*                  History of School Reform
  • T&L 589*                   Race, Identity, and Representation in Education
6 graded
Teacher Leadership
Required Courses

  • T&L 560**                 Research in Teaching
  • T&L 596**                 Topics in Inservice Education: Adult Learning

Select at least three:

  • EdAd 514                   Basic Principles of Curriculum Design
  • T&L 557                     Research in Reading
  • T&L 550                     Second Language Learning and Literacy
  • SpEd 589                    Seminar in Disabilities Studies
  • T&L 560                     Research in Teaching: STEM Education
15 graded
Electives, possibilities include coursework in the following:

  • School Administration
  • Additional coursework from Teacher Leadership
  • Individualized internships
6 graded
Subtotal of Graded Credits (Minimum of 42 required) 42
T&L 800 Research Credits, ungraded (Minimum of 20 required) 20
Additional credits (graded or ungraded) 10
Total 72

*Required and shared courses across EdD specializations of Teacher Leadership, Educational Leadership (Administration), and Higher Education Leadership
**Required Teacher Leadership specialization course
A maximum of nine (9) transfer credits may be used toward the graded credit total.

Participants are required to participate in a minimum of three intensive two-week Summer Institutes.  The Institute location will, for the immediate future, be in Pullman.

Washington State University