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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes

The goals of all doctoral programs in the Department are three:
  1. To guide students in their development as professionals in their chosen fields related to teaching and learning.
  2. To prepare students to be skilled and knowledgeable educational researchers/consumers of research.
  3. To establish themselves as highly successful programs that are recognized for the quality of their graduates and their statewide/national/international visibility.

 

The objectives associated with each goal are these:

To guide students in their development as professionals in their chosen fields related to departmental expertise.

The programs:

  • provide students with effective mentoring.
  • provide students with a variety of options for meeting their individual goals (coursework, internships, teaching/research assistantships, independent research opportunities, etc.).
  • provide students with opportunities to grow into effective researchers and disseminators of research.

To prepare students to be skilled and knowledgeable educational researchers/consumers of research.

Program graduates:

  • locate, analyze, and synthesize research literature, and apply that synthesis to problems of practice and/or theory.
  • effectively communicate scholarly work through written, oral, and/or alternate formats.
  • skillfully inquire into areas of program-related interest.
  • develop scholarly habits of curiosity, inquiry, skepticism, and data-based decision making.
  • conduct and disseminate original scholarship that demonstrates acquisition and application of new knowledge and theory.
  • become emerging experts in their area of study.

To establish itself as a highly successful program that is recognized for the quality of its graduates and its statewide/national/international visibility.

The programs:

  • attract, secure, and retain high quality students.
  • graduate students who are satisfied with the professional preparation they have received.
  • graduate students who attain appropriate employment.
  • maintain an excellent on-time graduation record.
  • are delivered by a high quality graduate faculty that actively contributes to the program and scholarship that adds to the knowledge base of one of the program specializations.
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