William & Mary's Executive Ed.D. programs offer an alternative to the traditional delivery model for the doctorate degree without sacrificing the quality education historically associated with William & Mary. Courses are taught primarily by regular School of Education faculty members, in a format that better meets the needs of working practitioners. The program is designed for educators with master's degrees who are currently serving in or seeking administrative roles.
William & Mary is a founding member of a national consortium participating in the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate (CPED). The project provides guiding principles to reform the Ed.D. into a degree of practice for K-12 educational leaders and scholarly practitioners. The principles of CPED promote social justice, equity, and excellence in learning organizations through the development of skilled leaders prepared for bold reform:
The Executive Ed.D.:
Our scholarly-practitioner model resides at the intersection of theory, inquiry and practice. Your coursework and research will complement your professional practice and will be enriched by deep collaboration with the expert community of practitioner-scholars you join.
Executive Ed.D. - K-12 Administration
Executive Ed.D. - Gifted Administration
Executive Ed.D. - Higher Education Administration
The Executive Ed.D. format fits the work and lifestyle of today’s educational professionals. Summer and weekend classes are paired with distance-learning activities to allow students to maintain full-time employment while earning a doctorate degree in as little as three years.
The program includes two years of coursework, delivered in summer sessions, weekends, and distance formats, as well as applied dissertation research. The two-week summer sessions are provided at W&M's campus in Williamsburg during years one and two.
A practitioner dissertation model integrates dissertation content and preparation into regular course delivery throughout the program to allow completion of the degree in less than three years. The Dissertation in Practice is a scholarly endeavor that impacts a complex problem of practice. In consultation with faculty members, students design and pursue a dissertation around a specific, contextualized issue — typically one that has arisen in their professional work and which has the potential to result in improved understanding, experience and outcomes.
$950.00 per credit hour
Executive Ed.D. Program Coordinator
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