The Ed.D. in Career and Technical Education utilizes the accelerated, online, and hybrid delivery methods of the cohort-executive education model. All courses will be delivered using distance education technologies and non-traditional meeting times including online instruction and face-to-face weekends.
The curriculum includes 60 credits of required courses:
- 16 credits offered in an accelerated face-to-face weekend format
- 15 credits offered online
- 9 credits offered in a hybrid format
- 8 credits of electives in delivery method of choice
- 12 dissertation credits completed independently, away from campus
For more information download the Ed.D. CTE Student Handbook.
Once enrolled in the Ed.D. Career and Technical Education program, students progress through their educational experience as a cohort.
Cohorts range in size from 12-18 students, with an average student age of approximately 39 years.
The cohort design has proven to be a collaborative collegial community that works. Evidence are the program's high retention and persistence to dissertation defense.
The doctorate in CTE is designed and delivered to meet the time and learning demands of professionals with busy work and family lives. By design, it is delivered online with a twist.
Over 3 years, the program includes two paired courses each semester, one course during the summer, another during WinTerm in January.
Each semester one of the two paired courses meets face to face in September/November (FA) and February/April (SP). Class meeting times are scheduled on Friday, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WinTerm courses are purely online and summer courses meet once on Friday, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.
This program design has proven to be a collaborative community that works. Evidence of this is a high retention rate, student collegiality via a solid peer support system, and knowing program faculty in a face to face and online way. Together, it supports doctoral students in making consistent progress through to their defense.