Teaching & Learning Doctoral Program
The Department of Teaching & Learning offers a doctoral degree that prepares educational professionals who will work with K-12 classrooms and teachers as curriculum specialists and with teacher education programs as university faculty. The programmatic themes of integration of ideas, cooperative endeavors, and respect for learning and individual worth guide the instruction in classes and in field experiences.
The program is designed with specific needs and interests of participants in mind. Faculty with expertise in multiple educational areas work side-by-side with students as they progress through classes and their individual dissertation research. Doctoral students are encouraged to propose research projects from a range of research designs, from ethnographic studies to experimental models.
- The Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D.) has traditionally been focused more on educational administration and scholarly practice.
- Ed.D. programs typically offer more courses related to educational administration and policy of practice.
- Ed.D. students focus their dissertation research more narrowly on particular practices or policies that affect state or regional schools or school systems.
Dr. Jeb Puryear
Assistant Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Teaching & Learning