Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education, EdD
The Ed.D. in Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education program has a strong commitment to educational practice and preparing scholar-practitioners. The program is designed to draw together course work, research apprenticeship, and other professional academic activities to build a complete professional program that is tailored to students’ interests and needs. Students devise an individualized program of study based on their research interests and in consultation with their advisor. Graduates serve as researchers and teacher educators in universities and colleges, curriculum developers and evaluators in educational agencies, curriculum specialists in school districts and state departments of education, and instructional leaders and classroom teachers in K-12 schools.
For more information: https://www.gse.upenn.edu/tll/tlte/edd
The program requires a minimum of 12 course units beyond the master's degree.
|EDUC 9126||Doctoral Foundations of Teaching and Learning||1|
|EDUC 8490||Education, Culture and Society||1|
|Select 1 course in Teacher Learning or Teacher Education such as: 1||1|
|Research on Teacher Education and Learning to Teach|
|Select a minimum of 3 electives 2||3|
|EDUC 7460||Qualitative Research: Concepts, Methods and Design||1|
|EDUC 7667||Regression and Analysis of Variance||1|
|An advanced methods course of student's choosing 1||1|
|Professional Experiences 3|
|EDUC 7132||Doctoral Proseminar on Education Research||1|
|Select 2 electives||2|
|Total Course Units||12|
Chosen in consultation with the advisor.
Electives may be taken outside of GSE with advisor approval. Electives must be 500 level and above.
A non-credit bearing Research Apprenticeship Course is required from second semester of first year forward in the Professional Experiences Strand.
Qualifications Evaluation (Also known as Program Candidacy)
The purpose of program candidacy is to provide rigorous review and feedback to Ed.D. students regarding their academic progress within the first two years of study. Program candidacy is a prerequisite to doctoral candidacy.
Preliminary Examinations (Also known as Doctoral Candidacy)
The preliminary examination is a test of knowledge in the candidate’s area of specialization. The examination requires students to demonstrate knowledge and reasoning in the key content areas in their specialization as specified by the academic division. The format of the examination varies from program to program, but must include at least six hours of examination, at least three hours of which must be written.
All doctoral candidates must present their dissertation proposals orally and in person to the dissertation committee.
Final Defense of the Dissertation
The final dissertation defense is approximately two hours in length and is based upon the candidate’s dissertation.
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.