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Doctorate of Education

Doctorate of Education

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College of Education

Doane’s Doctorate of Education (EdD) prepares students for leadership roles by developing research and analysis skills, in conjunction with in-depth, specialized knowledge and expertise.

While its main focus is research, Doane University’s EdD is a practitioners’ degree allowing students to apply research processes to present issues, problems, or programs within their scope of the study.

EdD graduates will have a personal and professional impact on the communities they serve. Through students’ development of expertise, knowledge, and skills - they will be able to stay up-to-date on issues of policy, program and practice throughout their career.

This degree is for those in the following fields:

  • Education (Pre-K, K-12, Postsecondary, Industry)
  • Healthcare
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations


  • Completion of a Master’s Degree program from an accredited institution.
  • Completion of a disclosure statement of criminal history, and any history of violations of the Code of Ethics of the Professional Practices Commission.

Course Offerings and Sequence

  • Doane University’s Education Doctorate (EdD) includes 57 hours of post-graduate level coursework culminating in a dissertation.
  • 30 core hours will be delivered in a Cadre format, similar to the Education Specialist Program in sequential order.
  • It is recommended that 27 post-Masters’ courses be completed prior to beginning core classes. However, in special situations, arrangements may be made.
  • Elective coursework does not count if taken before completion of the original MA/MS degree.
  • Campus and online course availability vary by program. Please contact the enrollment team for more information.

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