Learning Outcomes — Doctor of Education

  • Ability to critically read, evaluate, and apply research to problems arising from practice.
  • Ability to plan, design and conduct a research project to address problems arising from practice.
  • Ability to analyze an educational problem/issue from many perspectives including the following:  philosophical, political, socio-economic, historical, theoretical, economic, and ethical.
  • Knowledge of the history, foundational theories and philosophies of, current trends in and principal contributors to the major content areas within the field of Curriculum and Instruction or Educational Administration.
  • Knowledge of current research in and principal researchers contributing to the major content areas within the field of Curriculum and Instruction and /or Educational Administration.
  • Fully developed leadership skills, honed by belonging to and being active in professional and academic organizations, giving presentation at conferences, etc, publishing, initiating, and leading projects within their communities, schools, districts, or other professional environments.
  • Understanding multiple perspectives in the social and pedagogical implications of diversity and individual differences.
  • Understanding multiple perspectives on the impact of technology on society and education, and competence in the use of technology to enhance research and teaching/learning.
  • Educational Administration candidates will demonstrate mastery of the standards for district superintendents as defined by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration; Curriculum and Instruction candidates will demonstrate that they can effectively create and evaluate curricula.