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The common core courses for the Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning include 18 credits in more general requirements, 15 credits specific to research, 15 credits specific to the concentration and 24 credits of electives.
They are broken down as follows.
Aside from the shared core courses and electives, students in the Teaching and Learning major have to take 15 credits worth of program-specific coursework.
All students will conduct original research and produce a five-chapter dissertation as part of their academic program. While some students may be more interested in qualitative studies, using such methods as interviews or case studies, other may want to do a statistical study; students work with their advisors to determine their research method and design, after experiencing residency workshops in different research methods. The last year of study is primarily devoted to the dissertation, with 6 of the 18 credits awarded for the actual dissertation research and 9 awarded for the writing and approval of the dissertation. The dissertation culminates in a Final Presentation in which students share their design, findings, and recommendations with faculty and peers.