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Education, Ed.D.

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College of Education
phone: (208) 885-6772
toll free: (888) 884-3246
fax: (208) 885-6761
875 Perimeter Drive MS3080
Moscow, ID 83844-3080 

Coeur d'Alene
Phone (208) 667-2588
Toll free (888) 208-2268
Fax (208) 664-1272
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone (208) 334-2999
Toll free (866) 264-7384
Fax (208) 364-4035
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Leading in Education

 This program will prepare you as an educator and leader in public or private systems, including K-12 districts and community colleges. Designed for experienced educators, you will lead original dissertation research, likely within the context of your professional work, with a primary focus on real world, real-time applications in your community. Students graduate proficient in program evaluation, case study and action research.

Fast Facts

  • Degree is intended for those who career goals will likely use research pertaining to improvement of programs. 
  • An Ed.D is a terminal degree.
  • College of Education is an accredited college. 
  • Classes are available on line and face-to-face.
  • Classes are delivered in Boise, Coeur d' Alene, Idaho Falls, and Moscow.
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Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Job Placement Projected jobs by 2020 will be over 2 million in the United States for people with a Ph.D or Ed.D in Education.
Degree Roadmap Procedures for students to obtain a Doctoral Degree download (PDF) the College of Education Doctoral Guide
Degree Prep In order to be considered for doctoral study (Ed.D. or Ph.D.), all potential students (including those who have already earned a graduate degree at the University of Idaho) must meet the following criteria and complete application requirements which have been established by the College of Graduate Studies and the College of Education.
  •  An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher for the last 60 semester credits and a graduate cumulative GPA of 3.50.
  • International students are required to submit TOEFL (or equivalent) scores showing a required minimum score of 550.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores must be provided. Preference will be given to applicants with combined Verbal + Quantitative score of 1050 or above.
  • Evidence of at least three years of teaching and/or professional experience (the faculty within each program area may require or accept an alternative experience)
  • 3 letters of recommendation documenting primarily the applicant's professional work performance and, secondarily, academic qualifications.
  • Writing sample (previous academic, scientific or professional writing example)
  •  Application fee as indicated on the College of Graduate Studies website.
  •  Change of Curriculum form (required for only those students who have earned either a master’s or educational specialist degree).
Scholarships Visit the Financial Aid office for available scholarships.
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Hands-On Learning For the Ed.D. degree a period of professional practice through either a practicum or professional internship is required.

The professional practice requirement will be determined by the student's committee and designed around the professional goals of the student. The professional practice experience should be aligned with the mission of the degree and the goals established for the degree and the student's professional aspirations. The experience will have measurable outcomes, which can be used to assess the candidate's progress and proficiency.

More information about this please read through the Doctoral Handbook.