Doctor of Education

Features

  • Four Intensive Study Areas:
    • Educational Leadership - Principal and Superintendent tracks
    • Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs
    • Curriculum & Instruction
    • Director of Special Education
  • Cohort model — build a network and study with the same group for the duration of the program
  • Three-year online plan of study
    • 48-credit-hour program - 24 hours professional core, 15 hours intensive study and 9 hours dissertation
  • Students from historically underrepresented communities can become a Holmes Scholar; click here for details.

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As an Online & Distance Education student, you’ll have a dedicated Enrollment Contact and Program Coordinator to assist you with registering for classes, navigating the course sequence and billing process, preparing for graduation and much more.

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Rob Boody

Program Coordinator

Professor, Educational Psychology, Foundations, & Leadership Studies

robert.boody@uni.edu
319-273-6198

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Lisa Jaeger

Enrollment Contact

lisa.jaeger@uni.edu
319-273-2504

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Flexible Online Delivery

Courses are offered online using Blackboard, a learning management system. Many courses meet once per week in the evening via Zoom interactive video conferencing. A three-day, on-campus residency during the first two summer terms is required (dates and times TBD), along with an orientation meeting that's required prior to the program start in August (date TBD). Contact the program coordinator for approval for online accommodations.

For a full list of courses for each study area, please visit the academic catalog.

‌Fall 2022 course sequence ‌Fall 2024 course sequence

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Our graduates are prepared to:
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional development, social justice and personal growth by incorporating effective, adaptive and creative responses to meet changes and challenges in global society
  • Analyze, implement and integrate knowledge, theory, practice and research findings to lead and make informed decisions in their professional practice
  • Effectively communicate an important, complex problem of practice in relation to past research, current practices and potential future impacts of solutions
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Individualized Support Services

Throughout every step of your program, you'll have a dedicated team of support staff ready to assist you. You'll also have access to UNI services such as:

  • Personalized academic advising
  • Support from Financial Aid, Career Services and Rod Library staff
  • Academic support and tutoring opportunities from the Learning Center
  • Access to student accessibility services and staff
  • Technical support assistance
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Flexible Online Delivery

Courses are offered online using Blackboard, a learning management system. Many courses meet once per week in the evening via Zoom interactive video conferencing. A three-day, on-campus residency during the first two summer terms is required (dates and times TBD), along with an orientation meeting that's required prior to the program start in August (date TBD). Contact the program coordinator for approval for online accommodations.

For a full list of courses for each study area, please visit the academic catalog.

‌Fall 2022 course sequence ‌Fall 2024 course sequence

Smiling student with laptop looking at camera
Our graduates are prepared to:
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional development, social justice and personal growth by incorporating effective, adaptive and creative responses to meet changes and challenges in global society
  • Analyze, implement and integrate knowledge, theory, practice and research findings to lead and make informed decisions in their professional practice
  • Effectively communicate an important, complex problem of practice in relation to past research, current practices and potential future impacts of solutions
Smiling graduate hugging someone at graduation ceremony
Individualized Support Services

Throughout every step of your program, you'll have a dedicated team of support staff ready to assist you. You'll also have access to UNI services such as:

  • Personalized academic advising
  • Support from Financial Aid, Career Services and Rod Library staff
  • Academic support and tutoring opportunities from the Learning Center
  • Access to student accessibility services and staff
  • Technical support assistance
Smiling students sitting outside with staff member

To be admitted to the program, students must have:

  • a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • three years of professional experience, minimum
  • completed a master's level introduction to statistics course (a summer 2024 online introduction to statistics course is offered for those who need this prerequisite)

Required departmental materials:

  • transcripts of all previous academic work
  • GRE scores or a writing sample reflecting writing ability from previous academic work
  • three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your potential for advanced professional study, including at least one from a former faculty member and one from an employer/supervisor
  • TOEFL or IELTS test scores if your first language is not English
  • applicant statement highlighting your professional background, reason for seeking the doctoral degree, research interests and career goals

Next Steps


Express Interest

Complete our online information request form. We'll send program updates, important information, and application deadlines directly to your inbox!


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Along with the application, students must submit the required additional application materials listed above.


Contact Us

Our team of support staff is available to help you throughout your UNI journey.

Contact us at 319-273-7206 or online@uni.edu for assistance!

 

 

Delivery of this program is contingent on a sufficient number of students being accepted into the program.