I notice that some schools list Doctorate of Education degrees requiring ~60 credits. Some clearly state that if one completed a 30-36 credit Ed.S after a 30-36 credit education degree, then one only needs to complete 30-36 credits to finish the Ed.D. I will soon finish an MAT, but took additional graduate education courses taken at 3 different schools. Between the MAT and extra courses, I will have 48 credits in education courses. Few are EDU prefix, but are all in teaching/education subfields. Could I use these extra credits to reduce a ED.D to 42 credits? Or take an additional 12 credits and get it down to 30, without having an Ed.S?