Graduate School of Education

About the Doctoral Program

EdD in Educational Theory and Practice

The Graduate School of Education (GSE) at Binghamton University offers an EdD program that integrates theory, knowledge, research, and practice to increase understanding of and improve teaching and learning within the broader institutional, social, organizational, and political context of early childhood, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary educational settings and related fields.

The program emphasizes a “broadening” experience, where students gain breadth and depth through the required core and research courses, careful planning of electives, and learning alongside a cohort of students with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The intent is to foster constructive and insightful discourse across professional areas and research interests.

The doctoral program is designed with both collective and individualized elements. All students will take core courses that emphasize theories and research methods used in addressing meaningful educational and social issues. These courses have both applied and theoretical contributions for addressing complex and multilayered problems. In these classes, students will be encouraged to refine their own research questions through the integration of theories and methods across disciplines and professional fields.

The doctoral program has four core learning areas:

  1. Reflective Professional Practice
  2. Educational Theory
  3. Diversity and Social Justice
  4. Research Methodologies

Last Updated: 3/1/17