May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Learning and Teaching in Social Contexts, EdD

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Designed with an actionable, justice-focused framework, the University at Buffalo’s Doctor of Education program in learning and teaching in social contexts blends contemporary theory and practice across synergistic learning experiences to produce the next generation of educational professionals dedicated to addressing emergent and persistent problems of practice. This EdD program offers an applied, professional degree that teaches students how to solve problems and address challenges that education leaders face in diverse contexts.

Problem of Practice Core (24 credits)

Required Course (3 credits)

Additional Coursework (21 credits)

Select 21 credits, with approval of advisor, from:

Design & Research Methods for Improving Education Core (18 credits)

Additional Coursework (15 credits)

Select 15 credits, with approval of advisor, from:

Applying Research to a Problem of Practice (9 credits)

Culminating Experience: Dissertation (9 credits)

Total Credit Hours: 60

3.0 Degree GPA required


Instruction Method

  • Online (100 percent of the degree requirements can be fulfilled online)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 60 Hours


  • 3 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

Program Contact

Renad Aref
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-2110

SED Statement

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

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