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University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational and Professional Practice, Environmental Sustainability Education, Ed.D.


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EdD in Educational and Professional Practice: Environmental Sustainability Education
Location:
 AU Online
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.

Environmental and Sustainability Specialization

The Environmental and Sustainability Education Specialization allows students to conduct in-depth inquiry into currently pressing questions about the relationship between our professional practices, the land base and natural resources required to sustain these practices, as well as the larger sets of law, policy, and normalized procedure that organize and orient these practices systematically in either more or less sustainable forms. Students may conduct research into their practice as such relates to, for example: Macrosystem ecocrises such as climate destabilization, planetary mass extinction, food and water system insecurities or issues of social/environmental toxicology; Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge; place-based and other contemporary frameworks for environmental and ecological literacy; globalization and the normalization of a mass consumer society, etc. Formal educational practitioners might consider practice-based questions related generally to instituting “Sustainability Across the Curriculum” or transdisciplinary forms of Environmental Education. Other professionals might conduct action research into how their organizational practices further or limit the possibilities of corporate social responsibility. Additionally, grassroots environmental activists might reflect deeply upon the design and outcomes of their educational campaigns and the ways in which the organizations and their membership themselves can better learn to “walk their talk” on behalf of social, economic, and environmental justice.

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)

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