University of Northern Colorado

College of Education & Behavioral Sciences

Educational Studies



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ed.D-Educational Studies

Format: Online

Program Description:

The program is designed to accommodate either working adults or full-time graduate students. The Faculty in the School of Teacher Education is committed to providing high quality, flexible learning opportunities. New On Campus students are accepted on the year-around basis. Off Campus Graduate students begin in the summer and must attend an annual one week summer seminar. Graduate assistantships are very limited, and we encourage all students to consider external sources of funding such as scholarships and grants. The Ed.D. in Educational Studies prepares candidates to understand the relationship among research, policy, and practice in education in order to contribute to improving educational systems. Candidates complete an educational studies core, a multidisciplinary cognate, a research core, and complete a dissertation. The program prepares candidates to assume roles as university faculty members, educational leaders in school districts, as well as state and federal agencies, district level curriculum specialists, and assume leadership roles in non-profit and private sectors. Contact for information.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Colorado Department of Education, and Colorado Department of Higher Education.

International Student Requirements:

• An international student is neither a citizen of the United States nor classified by United States Immigration and Naturalization Service as a Lawful Permanent Resident or Permanent Resident Alien. • International undergraduate, transfer, and graduate applicants must meet English Language proficiency requirements before being fully admitted to the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). One option to demonstrate English Language proficiency is to successfully complete the UNC Intensive English Language Program (IEP). Please see the UNC IEP website for more information ( • International student Undergraduate/Transfer and Graduate applications (on-line submission) with accompanying instructions are found on the UNC website as well. Applications and supporting documents are due at least 90 days prior to the semester to which students plan to enroll, or prior to their major program deadline (if any) for Graduate students.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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