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The Ed.D. program requires students to attend one 3-day residency.
This face-to-face activity provides students with an opportunity to gain new scholarly perspectives on educational theory and practice and on The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership’s focus on social change.
In addition, students develop a support network with faculty and colleagues, learn about the services and opportunities at Walden University, establish a clear understanding of the expectations of the Ed.D. program, and create a timeline to meet the milestones that culminate in the completion of the program.
Students have flexibility in choosing a residency, but it is required that students attend before the end of the first year, preferably within 90 calendar days of completing the foundations course.
At the end of residency 1, students will be able to:
1. Engage faculty and peers in discourse that contributes to the collective advancement of scholarship.
2. Conceptualize and design doctoral project studies that reflect doctoral-level thinking and have the potential to contribute to positive social change.
3. Articulate how to implement the program’s scope and sequence to meet the particular program’s requirements and expectations.
4. Demonstrate skills to communicate effectively and appropriately in a variety of professional and interpersonal contexts.
At the end of residency 2 (advanced), students will be able to:
1. Collaborate with faculty and peers to advance project study completion.
2. Apply appropriate research design to project study.
3. Critically review the project study proposal, including results that follow from data collection and analysis.
4. Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate with others in a variety of settings.