Aug 10, 2022  
University Catalog 2022-2023 
    
University Catalog 2022-2023

Educational and Professional Practice, Critical Pedagogy, Ed.D.


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EdD in Education & Professional Practice: Critical Pedagogy
Location:
AU Distance and Extended Education
Credits for Degree: 60 semester credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Low-residency
Standard time to completion: 36 months

Program Overview

The Ed.D. program is designed to prepare change-oriented professionals who use educational practice in the service of more just and inclusive schools, organizations, and communities. Through a transdisciplinary curriculum that includes shared seminars in a diverse learning community, and individualized work within the chosen specialization, students will enhance their ability to address issues of equity, ethics, and social justice.

Students specialize in one of the following transdisciplinary areas of inquiry: Critical Pedagogy; Environmental and Sustainability Education; Humane Education; Multicultural and Anti-Racist Education; Social Justice Leadership; Waldorf Education; or Self-Designed.

The specialization may be composed of seminars and individualized study. Students may also choose to take courses in other Antioch programs and to transfer in credits from previous graduate work, pursuant to program requirements. Each student’s dissertation topic will fall within the chosen specialization.

The program’s culminating project will be a Practice-Based Dissertation that establishes students’ standing among scholar-practitioners who seek workable solutions to complex issues in schools, communities, and national and global settings.

Critical Pedagogy Specialization

The Specialization of Critical Pedagogy helps students to question and reflect upon the situated nature of how institutional and personal/collective forms of power can be contested or negotiated in places of professional practice towards the achievement of more just, emancipatory, and democratic goals. Students of this specialization are concerned with understanding educational practices culturally and politically, as well as in studying the political or cultural problems that frame their professional lives as educational events that conserve within them the possible hope of more humane and transformed futures. Key interests of students and faculty may include: Formal educational questions pertaining to the relationship between the social order and the design and administration of schools (or other educational organizations), the content of curricula, and the relevance of pedagogical approaches; nonformal educational matters related to the work and membership of community-based organizations or social movements that help to raise conscience and foment change on crucial issues of public life; and the critical interrogation of all professional endeavors as forms of habitude that may work to reproduce the intersectional outcomes of dehumanized classist, racist, sexist and gender-normed, ableist, ageist, speciesist, colonialist/settler colonialist or other historical modes of community antagonism.

The specialization may be composed of seminars and individualized study. You may also choose to take courses in other Antioch programs and to transfer in credits from previous graduate work. Each student’s dissertation topic will fall within their chosen specialization.

Current Tuition and Fees

University Tuition and Fees  

Specialization Courses (12 Semester Credits)


Foundations


(Students take the Foundations course for their chosen specialization; 3 semester credits)

Special Topics


(Students take three, 3-credit Special Topics courses within their specialization; 9 semester credits)

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