Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)


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Earn An Ed.D. at UW

As an educator who has a minimum of three years teaching experience and already holds a master’s degree, you are perfectly positioned to take your practice and your career to the next level of achievement.

The Doctor of Education with concentrations in Curriculum and Instruction and Mathematics Education at the University of Wyoming are applied programs that offers training and experiences in problem-based research, curriculum and field experiences you can customize to your goals.


About UW's Doctor of Education Degree

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Offered entirely online, the Ed.D. will expose you to faculty who are doing cutting-edge work in areas such as literacy, special education, science and math education, while also giving you the chance to explore the questions you have about contemporary education in a research context.

Unlike the Ph.D. in Education, which culminates in an independent research project, the Ed.D. focuses on the development of an applied research dissertation that works toward solving a real-world problem in an educational setting.

Not only will the UW Ed.D. in Education equip you with quantitative and qualitative research skills, it will also prepare you to help shape the future of classroom instruction as an educational leader committed to pushing the bounds of what students learn and how they learn it.

With an Ed.D. in education, you can customize your degree to align with your unique interests. Our program provides a choice of 2 concentrations for you to select from, allowing you to focus on the area of study that best suits your career goals.

Concentrations & Options

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Here is a sampling of courses you might take as a graduate student studying for your EdD in Education at UW:

  • Diversity in Education
  • Learning and Cognition
  • Educational Leader as Change Agent
  • Educational Leader as Communicator
  • Action Research
  • Curriculum Development

View the full doctor of education in education curriculum and instruction concentration degree program curriculum.

View the full doctor of education in education mathematics education concentration degree program curriculum.


Online Learning At UW

The University of Wyoming offers an extensive selection of fully online and hybrid programs in addition to the online Education, Ed.D. These programs are on par with our on-campus programs in every significant aspect, with equivalent learning expectations and the same accreditation. Additionally, we understand that online learners have distinct requirements, and we are committed to delivering a range of academic and student resources specifically designed to support your success during your time at UW and beyond graduation.


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What Can You Do With an Education Ed.D. Degree?

The UW Ed.D. in education allows you to hone your craft and prepares you for more sophisticated practice in your current role and for leadership positions at the building, district or higher education level.

Education Ed.D. Degree Careers

The Ed.D. in Education degree gives you the skills and credential to pursue positions such as:

  • Curriculum Director
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Director of Instruction
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • P-12 Teacher Leader
  • District Superintendent
  • College Professor
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Ed.D. in Education Degree Program Highlights

Tailored Experience

Pursue opportunities to experience college-level teaching or focus on your research to present at national or international conferences. Your experience will match your interests and career goals.

Flexible Course Delivery

Pursue opportunities to experience college-level teaching or focus on your research to present at national or international conferences. Your experience will match your interests and career goals.


Study with world-class faculty who also have P-12 teaching experience. UW has endowed chairs in literacy education, mathematics education and science education.



Dissertation in Practice

Conduct doctoral-level research in cooperation with schools, community‐based organizations and other informal learning environments with the intention of improving a specific problem area of teaching practice.




Dig deep into your research. Add a graduate minor in qualitative research methods or quantitative research methods to your Ed.D. program.

UW Conferences

Present your research or expose yourself to the latest innovations in literacy education, education law, education policy, English as a Second Language and dual language immersion at UW's annual state conferences.

Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED)

Our EdD programs are dedicated to excellence. As a member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, the College of Education applies the CPED quality framework to help prepare you to become a skilled practitioner who can meet contemporary challenges in education.

High-Tech Teaching

Take advantage of the potential to work in UW’s Shell 3-D Visualization Center, where College of Education faculty have been designing immersive educational experiences.

Travel Grants

Travel to present or attend at professional conferences across the country and world! Apply for support from the UW College of Education to help cover travel costs.


Full-time, on-campus students should explore graduate assistantships to gain experience supporting faculty research, teaching college-level courses all while earning a stipend and health insurance.


The College of Education at UW is nationally accredited by by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).


Defray the cost of your Ed.D. degree. Look into relevant graduate scholarships from UW, such as:

Elnora Brooks Memorial Scholarship
Margaret “Peggy” Cooney Scholarship
John K. Corbett Memorial Scholarship
Leona S. and Jeanette Heptner Scholarship
Dr. Joseph I. Stepans Excellence in Education Scholarship


UW's Ed.D. program was perfect for me as a working educator teaching part-time at multiple institutions. The faculty support, especially from my advisor, was exemplary. Through class sessions offered via synchronous video as well as regular online gatherings of advisees, I was able to get to know my classmates. Those connections have been valuable as we provide support to each other on projects outside of class and meet up at conferences. I'm very grateful for this program that has allowed me to advance my education with minimal disruption to my work and family.

- Katie Berryhill, Ed.D. ’16