EdD Program

College of Education Doctoral Study

UNI is one of the premier colleges in the country preparing professionals for formal and informal education settings. The COE offers an Educational Doctoral Program (EdD) for current professionals that are looking to further their education and pursue their professional goals. Explore your options for continuing your education here at UNI. Our EdD program will prepare you to educate, serve, and lead transformational change in your professional setting.

UNI is a proud member of the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate (CPED)a consortium of members committed to the making EdD programming rigorous and relevant. Our EdD program reflects the practical nature of an educational doctorate and prepares you to be a scholar-practitioner. Upon completion, our EdD students “will generate new knowledge and scholarship about educational practice (or related policies) and will have responsibility for stewarding the Education profession.”


EdD Intensive Study Areas

  • Allied Health, Recreation, and Community Services. This area of intensive study is designed to provide students with advanced planning, management, supervision and evaluation of programs in the community and its institutions.
  • Curriculum and Instruction. This area of intensive study is designed to prepare scholar practitioners to plan, implement, evaluate, and supervise educational programs for children, from infancy through adolescence, and adult learners, inclusive of a wide variety of diversity.
  • Educational Leadership/Special Education Director. This area of intensive study in education administration prepares personnel for leadership positions in PK-12 schools, postsecondary institutions, and other educational services or settings.


Prospective Students


Current Students