Jun 24, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
    
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational and Professional Practice, Self-Designed, Ed.D.


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EdD in Educational and Professional Practice: Self-Designed
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.

Self-Designed Specialization

Consistent with Antioch University’s commitment to individualization based on learner needs and interests, the EdD Program offers a Self-Designed specialization. Students interested in designing a specialization will work closely with an advisor to construct 12 credits of specialization course work best supporting their development of specialized knowledge that serves as a foundation for the Practice-Based Dissertation. Self-Designed specializations must fall within an area that the program can support with current Antioch faculty expertise and must align with the purpose of the program. Interested students might peruse current educational offering on the Antioch University website to gather information on curriculum from degrees and certificates that could serve as the basis for a Self-Designed specialization.

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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