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Students must demonstrate a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the relevant history of education in Western culture and evaluate and synthesize the major literature, theories, practices, problems, and ethical issues. They must demonstrate a coherent and comprehensive knowledge of today's educational environment and analyze and evaluate the strengths and problems facing educational endeavors by building upon knowledge and skills brought from previous academic, professional, and experiential activity. They must be able to communicate effectively with clarity and sophistication in written and oral form in a variety of settings; utilize logical coherence, consistency and the proper use of evidence and citations, in order to develop a unique, creative and feasible solution to a specific educational problem. Students must present evidence of sustained and significant scholarly intellectual inquiry in the form of extensive legal research of the applicable education laws and regulations, both federal and state, and as a result of that research, apply solutions to a specified educational problem. They must demonstrate special knowledge and skills which prepare the individual to assume a position of educational leadership or otherwise specified professional goal. Students are required to create, plan, develop, execute and defend, in convincing fashion, an applied project that solves an identified educational problem.

The Doctor of Education degree program consists of a cohesive program of interdisciplinary curriculum specifically tailored to the needs and career goals of the individual student.

Upon completion of the Doctor of Education Degree Program, each graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the relevant history of education in Western culture and evaluate and synthesize the major literature, theories, practices, problems, and ethical issues.

     

  • Demonstrate a coherent and comprehensive knowledge of today's educational environment; analyze and evaluate the strengths and problems facing educational endeavors by building upon knowledge and skills brought from previous academic, professional, and experiential activity.

     

  • Communicate effectively with clarity and sophistication in written and oral form in a variety of settings; utilize logical coherence and consistency, and the proper use of evidence and citations, in order to develop a unique, creative and feasible solution to a specific educational problem.

     

  • Present evidence of sustained and significant scholarly intellectual inquiry in the form of extensive legal research of the applicable education laws and regulations, both federal and state, and as a result of that research apply solutions to a specified educational problem.

     

  • Demonstrate special knowledge and skills that prepare the individual to assume a position of educational leadership or otherwise specified professional goal. Create, plan, develop, execute and defend in convincing fashion, an applied project that solves an identified educational problem.

    The quality of student work is evaluated based upon: 1) in-depth discussions with Tutors, 2) written scholarly legal articles that not only identify an issue or problem in the field of education but also present student findings of research and discuss and propose a solution to the issue or problem, 3) formal oral presentations of the results of the relevant legal research and of the plan for the applied project, 4) the execution of the applied project, and 5) the oral examination in defense of the applied project.