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The Doctor of Education degree program is designed for persons who wish to pursue careers as leaders in education or as applied researchers. The emphasis is on application of research and theory in education and on acquisition of professional skills. Students must demonstrate superior scholarship and leadership in professional education. The Doctor of Education degree program explores the history and development of the field of education and its foundational theoretical principles. Students are expected to acquire a thorough and comprehensive broad knowledge in the major field of education and related topics; complete extensive legal research of the laws, regulations, and rules both federal and state; write a scholarly legal article reporting the findings of the research; and finally, plan, develop, conduct, interpret, and apply the research to a unique capstone project which will propose a solution to a significant educational issue or problem. 

Major authors who speak to the idea of education include: Homer, Aeschylus, Aristophanes,  Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, Galen, Hippocrates, Nicomachus, Lucretius, Epictetus, Aurelius, Plotinus, Virgil, Plutarch, Tacitus, Ptolemy, Augustine, Aquinas, Dante, Chaucer, Calvin, Hobbes, Machiavelli, Rabelais, Erasmus, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Gilbert, Harvey, Cervantes, Bacon, Descartes, Spinoza, Milton, Pascal, Molière, Racine, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Swift, Diderot, Rousseau, Montesquieu, Smith, Gibbon, Kant, Mill, Boswell, Lavoisier, Hegel, Nietzsche, Tocqueville, Goethe, Austen, George Eliot, Dickens, Twain, Darwin, Marx, Marx-Engels, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Ibsen, William James, Freud, Dewey, Whitehead, Barth, Wittgenstein, Waddington, Planck, Hardy, Tawney, Veblen, Lévi-Strauss, Weber, Huizinga, Shaw, Proust, Cather, Joyce, Orwell.

Harrison Middleton University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). In April, 2007, the Secretary of Education approved the Department of Educations recommendation and has granted an expansion of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) scope to include the accreditation of institutions offering the professional doctoral degree. www.detc.org