Disability and Equity in Education, Ed.D.
Social equity and justice require action and social action requires leaders who are critically reflective, future-oriented thinkers willing to take risks and accept responsibilities for enacting the vision of a just society. The heart of the Disability and Equity in Education doctoral program is a commitment to working actively and strategically toward social justice and equity in schools, communities, policy, politics and practice.
This program is designed for those interested in exploring the historical, political, social, cultural, pedagogical and philosophical values, beliefs and processes that have constructed disability in education. The Disability and Equity in Education program prepares educators for roles in higher education, teacher education, research, community leadership or public policy analysis.
In addition to National College of Education Doctoral Admissions Requirements, applicants must:
- Present a portfolio
- Respond to essay questions
- Demonstrate strong evidence of leadership in an educational field
- Requires 57 SH for completion
- Requires comprehensive examination
- Requires a dissertation
Doctoral Core - 6 SH
Research and Dissertation - 21 SH
|ESR604||Dissertation Proposal Seminar||
|ESR610||Paradigms of Research||
|ESR612||Empirical/Analytic Research I||
|ESR614||Interpretive/Critical Research I||
|ESR616||Empirical/Analytic Research II||
|ESR618||Interpretive/Critical Research II||
|CCD699E||Dissertation: Disability and Equity in Education||
Disability and Equity in Education Core - 21 SH
|DEE601||Traditions, Assumptions and Paradigms||
|DEE602||Policy and Critical Policy Analysis||
|DEE603||Activism and Inclusion in Democratic Education||
|DEE604||Politics of Assessment||
|DEE605||History of Disability in Education||
|DEE693||Disability Studies in Education Seminar||
|DEE690||Seminar: Special Topics in Disability and Equity in Education||
Disability and Equity in Education Electives - 9 SH
Choose 9 SH of elective courses with CSI
Note: Other electives are acceptable, as approved by the doctoral advisor.
The comprehensive examination is taken after completion of the doctoral, research and program core classes (with the exception of the last research course). Students must pass the comprehensive examination prior to formal work on the dissertation and advancement to candidacy for the Ed.D. degree.