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Doctor of Education

 

About the Program

 

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The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree with a major in education is a practical terminal degree that provides an advanced graduate education for students seeking educational positions including teaching and administration in higher or P-12 education, educational policy, consulting, or action research.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Apply biblical principles in reading, research, writing, and reporting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct high-quality action research in their field.
  • Apply education history, learning theory, and cultural responsiveness to their learning and action research.
  • Apply multicultural and/or global perspectives and solutions in action research.
  • Demonstrate professional dispositions relevant to the field.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write and communicate at the doctoral level.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Tuition
30 Total $595 / credit hour

*Effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.

30 credit hours for financial aid represent the Ed.D. Program of Study only.

The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. . The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. Course textbooks will be shipped to you before each course begins. The cost of books increases for shipments outside of the 48 contiguous United States.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if a student withdraws from the program and restarts in a future program at a later date.

Payment Process

Payment Options: Your program representative will work closely with you to choose a payment option that best fits your needs. Your options may include Federal financial aid, company reimbursement tuition deferral, company direct-bill, self-pay, military benefits, etc.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email IWUfinaid@indwes.edu.

Courses

Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information, feel free to contact us.

Preview Your Classes

 

GRAD-780,EDD-720,EDD-740,EDD-760,EDD-820,EDD-840,EDD-860,EDD-880,EDD-950,EDD-990

 

Requirements

Below are the lists of requirements for the Doctor of Education Degree program. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

The admission requirements for acceptance into the Doctor of Education, with a Major in Education program are as follows:

  • An Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (USDoE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Degrees must be verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.

  • GPA of 3.0 from the degree granting institution.

  • Submission of all documents required by the Admissions Selection Committee and approval by the committee for admission into the program.

Graduation Requirements

 

  1. Completion of all classes with a minimum GPA of 3.25 and minimum grade of B- in each course. A grade of C+ or below will require the course to be repeated.
  2. Successful completion of doctoral action research project and presentation.
  3. Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

Action Research

Students will complete Action Research as a part of this program. The action research will focus on an issue or problem from the student's own environment (school, work, etc.). The student will complete each phase of the project along side of the course work. At the end of the course work, the student will have a completed Action Research Dissertation. Students must complete each required section of the action research project in order to pass the academic course.

Minimum Computer Requirements

Students are expected to possess a computer throughout the duration of their program. Student computers must be able to run a supported browser and handle additional plug-ins as identified by the Learning Management System (LMS) company. Students should be able to produce, send, and receive documents that are compatible within the two most recent offerings of Microsoft Office to complete most of the assignments. IWU will offer support to students on only these two offerings of office software. Computer and Internet connection may need to be fast enough in some courses to watch streaming videos, participate in live meetings, upload large files, install software, and listen to audio lectures. In addition to these minimum expectations, participation in a CAPS course or program may entail additional computing and/or technology requirements.

Application Procedures

To be considered for admission to the Doctor of Education program, complete each of the following steps. For more information, call 866-498-4968 to speak with a Program Representative.

  1. Application
    Apply online at indwes.edu.

  2. Transcripts
    College: Official transcripts are required from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution and any graduate work if IWU is accepting transfer credits. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts sent directly to IWU by the registrar of the attended institution(s). Official transcripts must exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar. Transcripts that are stamped “student copy,” “issued to student,” or “unofficial” cannot be accepted as official.

    College Transcripts from Non-U.S. Schools: For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a “Course-by-Course Report” from Educational Credential Evaluators (see www.ece.org). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. The evaluation must list course-by-course hours and grades. Note: Additional third-party evaluators can be considered from an approved list and in some cases an internal international transcript evaluation can be done.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the Doctor of Education Degree program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.