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    Jun 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Augusta University Catalog 
2021-2022 Augusta University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctor of Education with a Major in Educational Innovation

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Program Overview

Our doctoral program in Educational Innovation is designed for practitioners who work in varied educational settings.  It prepares educators to lead effectively in the teaching and learning environment, to advocate for solutions to problems, to foster innovation, and to be responsive to the evolving expectations placed upon educational systems.  Based on the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate (CPED) principles, the 55-hour program of study includes 19 hours of core coursework, 9 hours in a concentration of choice (see list of 21 concentrations available), 12 hours in research, and 15 hours of capstone/dissertation in practice.  Students progress through the program as a cohort, and courses are taught face-to-face over six weekends each semester.

Program Contact
Dr. Rebecca Harper
Admissions Information

This program has a secondary admissions procress. For more information on admissions requirements, please visit the program admissions website.

Progression & Graduation Requirements
  • Students in the Doctor of Education Degree Program must meet all academic standards of the College of Education and The Graduate School, to include a requirement to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 each semester and overall. A minimum grade of B (or satisfactory in courses graded S and U) must be earned for each course applying toward the Ed.D.
  • Students whose semester or cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. While on academic probation students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA each semester. The student will have two consecutive enrolled semesters to re-establish a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Any student making less than a 3.0 GPA for more than one semester, consecutive or otherwise, will automatically be dismissed.
  • Student’s earning a “U” or “C” in any course will be required to repeat the course and/or participate in faculty-designed remediation. Remediation plan may include enrolling in and satisfactorily completing an Independent Study. Failure to remediate the academic probation can result in dismissal from the program.
  • Any student who earns a “C” and/or “U” in more than one course during their enrollment will be considered for dismissal. Students who earn a “D” or “F” in any course of the Ed.D. are automatically dismissed from the College. When circumstances are warranted, a student being considered for dismissal under this policy may be permitted to continue as a student on probation upon the recommendation of the academic program director and approval of the Dean.
  • Any student dismissed from the College of Education/The Graduate School may appeal the action in accordance with the Augusta University policy.

Concentration: 9 Hours

Assignments and assessments in the Teaching and Curriculum Concentration courses must be completed in certification area.

Teaching and Curriculum Concentration areas include: Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, P-12 Art, P-12 Music, P-12 Health and Physical Education, P-12 Special Education, Secondary Education Biology, Secondary Education Chemistry, Secondary Education Earth Science, Secondary Education Economics, Secondary Education English, Secondary Education French, Secondary Education German, Secondary Education History, Secondary Education Mathematics, Secondary Education Physics, Secondary Education Political Science, Secondary Education Science Education, Secondary Education Spanish, Curriculum and Instruction.

Total Hours for the Degree: 55

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