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Doctor of Education in Rural Education

Program Admission Requirements:

The following are specific admission requirements for entry into the Doctor of Education programs. Please refer to the Graduate Catalogue for specific program admission requirements.

  • Completed online application for admission, including nonrefundable application fee;
  • An official transcript from a regionally accredited institution indicating a conferred master’s degree or above with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and official final transcripts from all institutions of higher education (community colleges, bachelor’s programs, post-graduate programs);
  • Professional recommendations from two (2) individuals who can attest to the applicant’s ability to succeed in a doctoral program;
  • Completed Personal Statement of Goals;
  • Resume

International Students:  https://www.uwa.edu/admissions/internationalstudents

Who Should Apply:

  • Individuals with master’s degrees or above in education or a related field and wish to obtain a doctoral degree to increase their knowledge and skills in curriculum and instruction or administration and leadership; OR
  • Curriculum leaders in a variety of settings or education related fields; OR
  • Practicing education administrators, directors, team leaders, and teachers in public and nonpublic schools and daycare centers.

 

I. Professional Courses: 21 hours

  • ED 700. Orientation to Doctoral Studies (0)
  • ED 701. Problem of Practice Applied Dissertation Seminar (3)
  • ED 702. Challenges in Rural Education (3)
  • ED 703. Leadership for Enhanced Student Achievement (3)
  • ED 704. Advanced Qualitative Research (3)
  • ED 705. Advanced Quantitative Research (3)
  • ED 706. Evaluating Theory and Practice (3)
  • ED 707. Family Engagement and Partnership Development in Rural Education (3)

II. Choose one of the tracks below: 27 hours
Organizational Change and Leadership Track

  • RE 700. Strategic Planning in a Rural Setting (3)
  • RE 701. Benchmark Cases in Rural Education (3)
  • RE 702. The Politics of Education in a Rural Setting (3)
  • RE 703. Building a Strong Culture and Climate in a Rural Education Setting (3)
  • RE 704. Place Based Education and Service Learning (3)
  • RE 705. Ethical Leadership (3)
  • RE 706. Organizational Finance and Management in a Rural Setting (3)
  • RE 707. Critical Issues in Administration and Supervision (3)
  • RE 710. Independent Development Design for Leaders (3)

Teaching and Learning Track

  • RE 700. Strategic Planning in a Rural Setting (3)
  • RE 701. Benchmark Cases in Rural Education (3)
  • RE 702. The Politics of Education in a Rural Setting (3)
  • RE 703. Building a Strong Culture and Climate in a Rural Education Setting (3)
  • RE 704. Place Based Education and Service Learning (3)
  • RE 716. Teaching, Learning, and Leading in a Rural Setting (3)
  • RE 717. Technologies and Creative Learning (3)
  • RE 718. Leading Classroom Diagnostics and Interventions (3)
  • RE 720. Independent Development Design for Teaching and Learning Leaders (3)

III. Applied Dissertation: 12 hours

  • DIS 700. Applied Dissertation I - Prospectus (3)
  • DIS 701. Applied Dissertation II - Proposal Development (3)
  • DIS 702. Applied Dissertation III - Proposal (3)
  • DIS 703. Applied Dissertation IV - Applied Dissertation (3)
  • DIS 704. Continuing Dissertation (1)

Note(s):

  • Upon completion of all required coursework, an ABD student must be registered for DIS 704  to be eligible for continuing services.
  • The School of Graduate Studies has established a time limit for graduate degrees. Students are expected to complete the complete and defend the dissertation within nine (9) years of initial enrollment into the Ed.D. program.

Program Completion Requirements:

The following requirements must be met prior to completion of the Ed.D. in Rural Education Program.

  • Completion of Orientation to Doctoral Studies (ED 700)
  • Satisfactory completion of all required coursework (no grade below B)
  • Successful completion of an applied dissertation
  • Cumulative grade point average of a 3.25 or higher
  • Completed application for degree and satisfaction of all UWA financial obligations