Doctorate of Education (D.Ed) at AIU
The Doctorate of Education (D.Ed) program objective is to help students develop the individual skills necessary for solving educational problems, whether in teaching, supervision, or administration, while keeping such solutions in balance with institutional, community, or school system needs and expectations. The Doctorate of Education (D.Ed) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Doctorate of Education (D.Ed) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor.
It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.
Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)
Core Courses and Topics in Education:
- Instructional Program Management and Evaluation
- Role and Functions of the Principal
- Adult Education: Theories, Principles, and Applications
- Critical Issues in Education
- Introduction to Educational Research
- Standards-Based Curriculum and Instruction
- Evaluation and Assessment of Curriculum
- Introduction to Early Childhood Education
- Growth and Development in Early Childhood
- Family and Community Involvement
- Methods of Teaching in Early Childhood
- Foundations of Early Childhood
- Early Childhood Play Theories
- Early Childhood Assessment Strategies
- Human Relations and Organizational Behavior in Education
- Education Finance and Budgeting
- School Law for Educators
- Human Resources Management in Education
- Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
- Organization Theory (Portfolio)
- Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
- Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)
- The fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)
- Fundamental Principles I (Philosophy of Education)
- Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)
- Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree)
Research Project in Education:
- Doctorates Thesis Project
- MBM300 Thesis Proposal
- MBM302 Doctorate Thesis (7,500 words)
Publication: Each Doctorate of Education graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.
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