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Lead, inspire, and improve education

Doctoral programs at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College prepare education leaders, scholars and innovators. Our EdD program prepares leader-practitioners to make evidence-based decisions that improve the performance of education organizations and systems. Our PhD programs empower scholars to create knowledge and insight into important questions about teaching, learning and the impact of education policy. 

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Doctor of Education (EdD)

This award-winning, cohort-based Doctor of Education degree focuses on action research, with options to advance your studies in pre-K–12 change leadership; higher education change leadership; or systems, professional and reimagined change leadership. You’ll conduct multiple cycles of inquiry throughout the program and within your own workplace, culminating in a final action-research dissertation.



Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Our Doctor of Philosophy programs prepare scholars who conduct rigorous transdisciplinary research that impacts education scholarship, policy and practice. Our PhD students work closely with internationally recognized faculty on collaborative and independent research projects.