Discussion in 'Education, Teaching and related degrees' started by chasey11442, Sep 1, 2017.
How long does an Ed.D usually take including the dissertation?
It varies a lot, but four years is probably the norm and one can sometimes fine programs where it can be done in three. If you have $150,000 burning a hole in your pocket and are willing to go to Philadelphia monthly for two years, you can even do one that fast through the University of Pennsylvania (if they admit you).
I am interested in an EdD also. However, I have read where Doctor of Education degrees are transitioning from dissertations to capstone projects. Does anyone know of a school that offers this type of program?
Morehead State University in Kentucky had an EdD with a capstone. It has several options to choose from and is available online.
Nebraska Methodist College: EdD Program Online | Education & Leadership in Healthcare Degree | Nebraska Methodist College
Note that the emphasis is in "Education and Leadership in Healthcare".
Thank you for your suggestions. It appears from their website that American College of Education has the option of a dissertation or a capstone project for their EdD. Does anyone know or have experience with their program? Thanks.
Ed.D. programs used to be, by and large, indistinguishable from Ph.D. programs in education--including the dissertation requirement. However, with the Dept. of Education changing its classification of doctoral degrees, there is a lot more flexibility among doctoral programs and we are seeing more with capstone projects that have varying amounts of research requirements.
I have experience with both the faculty and with recent graduates of Morehead State University's Ed.D. program. The people who developed the program are excellent. The program has been successful and the grads are doing well and really felt good about their work in the program.
I am currently in the dissertation process with ACE. There is no capstone option for the Ed.D., but there is a capstone for the Ed.S. The two degrees are commonly lumped together in the school's literature since the curriculum is largely the same for the first couple years.
DOE Classification of Doctoral Degrees?
When did the DOE change the dissertation classification rules and what are the changes and where can they be read?
The DOE changed the classification of doctoral degrees into three categories: 1) Doctor’s Degree-Professional Practice; 2) Doctor’s Degree-Research/Scholarship and 3) Doctor’s Degree-Other. If you would like to read more about it, this link will take you to one of our journal articles based on research by my colleagues and me into the DBA degree versus the PhD in management. It is in the section titled, "U.S. Department of Education Changes Classifications." We answer your questions there.
The D.B.A. vs. Ph.D. in U.S. Business and Management Programs: Different by Degrees? | Pina | Journal for Excellence in Business Education
American College of Education
Thanks for the information about ACE. Is there a way that I could contact you and get some advice about the school. Thanks.
Thanks. Just read it in PDF form here:
The DOE should be abolished. The DOE egregiously muddied the waters on this issue, due to sheer incompetence. Hopefully President Trump will abolish the DOE to allow the regional accreditators to do their job more efficiently than the DOE could ever dream of doing. DOE monies could be better spent on reducing the deficit or helping Americans -- instead of muddying the issue on the equivalency (or lack thereof) of various doctoral degrees e.g. PhD, DBA, EdD, et al.
The DOE used to make an unambiguous statement about the equivalency of the PhD, DBA and EdD in its Structure of US Education. The latest classifications basically make the doctorate a free-for-all.
Sure...feel free to send me a private message. Or, if you think the information may be useful to others, I can answer here too.
1. DOE is the Department of Energy. The Department of Education is ED.
2. Your messiah can't abolish ED, that's a Congressional prerogative.
3. To free up accreditors, you don't have to abolish ED, just NACIQI. (Although I happen to agree with you on killing ED.)
ED = Education Dysfunction?
There was someone a while back who was going to apply to this program, but I cannot find the thread in my searching tonight. Do any of you have experience with Nebraska Methodist? Thanks in advance for your help!
Hahaha!! Good point Steve!
The average Ed.D. is designed to be completed in 3 years. Of course, the dissertation or capstone research project duration will vary from one student to the other.
Have you looked at Trevecca Nazarene University's Ed.D. in Leadership & Practice? It's designed to be completed in 27 months and you work on your dissertation concurrently with the coursework.
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