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Experienced educators who are looking to obtain leadership positions within k-12 education
or transition into academic research and teaching positions in higher education can
gain the credentials and experience they need in the education doctoral programs at
the University of Wyoming. As a UW doctoral student you will work closely with faculty
to pursue your unique interests and acquire deep knowledge in your field.
What is the difference between an Ed.D and Ph.D in Education?A Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is a terminal degree that best positions an educator
who wishes to pursue a career as a professor or researcher in higher education. Candidates
focus on conducting original theoretical research to add unique findings to advance
the body of knowledge in their field.
A Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is an applied, or professional doctorate that allows
experienced individuals to advance in their careers to become leaders in their districts
or other organizations. Students in these programs wish to apply their knowledge to
solve complex issues affecting their place of work.
ADMISSIONLearn about the application process to start your journey.
CURRICULUMLearn about required classesand requirements.
RESOURCESFind resources for studentsand faculty members.
FACULTYMeet the supportive teacherpreparation faculty team.
FOR QUESTIONS ABOUTOUR PROGRAM:Find the faculty and staff best suited to help you
ARE YOU ACURRENT STUDENT?Have questions or need more info? Call us at 307.766.6366
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