down arrowMenu

EdD Program

College of Education Doctoral Study

The College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa is one of the premier colleges in the country preparing professionals for formal and informal education settings. The College of Education 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.”


As one of the Associate Deans of the College of Education, I welcome you to peruse our site, explore your options, and allow us to answer any questions you have. We offer advanced, practical preparation for an Educational Doctorate. As a member institution of CPED, we are on the cutting edge of programming which will provide you with the skills, knowledge, critical reasoning, and confidence to serve, lead, and meet the many demands of our rapidly changing professional environments and settings.


On behalf of the Intensive Study Area Graduate Committee,


Windee M. Weiss, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

College of Education

Chair, ISA Graduate Study Committee



UNI's EdD Program at a Glance


Scholarships and Assistantships

The easiest way to search for scholarships is using the UNI Online Scholarship Directory. Simply select “Graduate Student” and “College of Education” and click on “Search.”  


Graduation Requirements

1      Scholarship


EdD ISA Graduate Study Committee

Members of the EdD committee include:


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.


Admission to EdD

Initial Admission


Prospective Students

Information for Prospective Students

Please click the click below for more information for prospective students:

Prospective Students


Current Students