University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Teaching and Learning Ed.D.

Doctor of Education - Teaching and Learning


Required Core
Primary Area of Study30
Supporting Area of Study20
Total Hours90

Degree Specific Credits: 90

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0


  • The Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D.) is designed for veteran teachers, curriculum specialists, administrators and other interested professionals to advance their careers through study of current research methods, educational foundations and policy, effective curriculum and pedagogy, and contemporary educational issues.  While work closely with a faculty mentor on their chosen line of inquiry, the degree culminates in the candidate producing their own research. Graduates with Ed.D’s take faculty positions in higher education, leadership positions in school districts, or a variety of related positions with education research, development, and service organizations.
  • 90 credits minimum, including master's degree and dissertation. This includes a primary area of study (30 credits), a supporting area of study (20 credits), a core of research and foundation courses (38 credits, including a maximum of 10 credits for the dissertation) and electives (2 credits). Students complete a written comprehensive examination in addition to a dissertation.
  • The required core can be incorporated within the primary or supporting areas with the exception of EDU 699.

Course Requirements

Course Requirements
Complete all of the following courses:
Foundations of Education:
EDU 502Philosophy of Education3
EDU 504History of American Education3
EDU 510Developmental & Learning Sciences3
EDU 515Computer/Technological Application in Education3
EDLD 486Statistical Proc in Education3
or EDLD 519 Analysis of Ed Data
EDU 520Educational Research3
EDU 618Educational Statistics3
EDU 620Qualitative Research3
EDU 625Quantitative Research3
EDU 694Advanced Seminar in Curriculum & Instruction1
EDU 699Thesis/Dissertation10
Electives: 2 minimum2
Total Hours40

Minimum Required Grade: C