Program Design and Delivery
The Cohort Model: (Cohort: Program students collectively onboard their doctoral journey, progress through an intentional sequence of courses, advance through their prelim, dissertation research, dissertation defense, and graduate together) yields exceptional doctoral degree completion.
Program Course Delivery: Within the Ed.D. in CTEL program, online coursework is blended with webinar-seminars (online synchronous seminars) in key courses (19 Credits) while 21 credits are asynchronous online. Eight credits of electives may be taken via the delivery method of the student’s choice, and 12 Credits of dissertation research are completed independently, away from campus, and mentored by the dissertation advisor. All seminars are designed on the premise that synchronous online experiences foster deeper learning and connection across cohort members; thereby, supporting the collective and individual cohort members personally and professionally along the learning journey.
The Webinar-Seminar Experience: The CTE-L Doctoral program leverages online learning with three synchronous online Webinar-Seminars each semester along with two synchronous Webinar-Seminar in the summer session. The program's cohort design has proven to be a collaborative community that works. Evidence of this is a high retention rate and student collegiality via a solid peer support system. Together, we support you in making consistent progress through your dissertation defense.
|Summer Seminars 2024||Online with…||Seminar 1|| || |
|CTE 912||Education Policy and Leadership: 1PM - 5PM||Synchronous Webinars||June 14|| |
|CTE 916||Research Seminar II (Prospectus Development) 4PM - 8PM||June 21|
|Fall Seminars 2024: 4PM - 8PM||Online with...||Seminar 1||Seminar 2||Seminar 3|
|CTE 911||Comparative Systems in CTE||Synchronous Webinars||Sept 6||Oct 4||Nov 8|
|WINTERM Seminar 2025: 4PM - 8PM|| ||Seminar 1||Seminar|
|Scheduled on a Friday from 1 PM to 5 PM|
|CTE913||Program, Planning, Developmen||Synchronous Webinars||Jan 10||Jan 17||With added synchronous meetings dates agreed on between the instructor and students|
|Spring Seminar 2025: 4PM - 8PM|| ||Seminar 1||Seminar 2||Seminar 3|
|CTE 922||Strategic Planning and Administration in CTE||Synchronous Webinars||Feb 7||March 7||April 4|
|Summer Seminars 2025|| ||Seminar 1||Scheduled on a Friday from 1 PM to 5 PM|
|CTE 921||Qualitative and Mixed Research Methods||Synchronous Webinars||June 13||With added synchronous meetings dates agreed on between the instructor and students|
|CTE 917||Research Seminar III. (Literature Writing Focus)||June 20|
*Seminars are part of select courses, 2 per semester and 1 per summer term.
**Dates are selected in a manner to accommodate common professional conferences and holidays
For more information on course sequence, program goals and student expectations, download the Ed.D. CTEL Student Handbook