University of Delaware
College of Education and Public Policy
Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Ed.D. - Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
The Ph.D. in Education prepares researchers to work in academia as well as in research institutions, government agencies, and public and non-profit organizations that investigate the central issues and questions affecting teaching and learning and the nature of education. Students in this 4-5 year program generally attend full-time.
The Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) is an academically rigorous, practitioner-oriented program for practicing educational professionals. Students in the Ed.D. program are from both K-12 and postsecondary education. Ed.D. students are assistant principals, principals, teachers, department chairs, central office specialists, and team leaders; higher education instructors and managers; and education technology and media specialists. Students in this 3-4 year program remain in full-time employment while pursuing their graduate studies part-time. Classes are in the evening; some courses are offered Saturday mornings.
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Large Suburb
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