Program Information

Application

To begin, fill out the online application.

For more information, please visit the Doctor of Education admissions page.

Program Overview

The Doctor of Education program is flexible enough to accommodate your schedule and lifestyle. The 60-credit hour curriculum is offered on Texas Wesleyan's historic campus on a part-time basis that allows students to complete the program in as little as four years or as long as 10 years. 

Your courses will be delivered both in face-to-face settings that promote personal interaction with faculty and colleagues, and in hybrid settings where flipped classroom technigues allow students to work on-line at times and face-to face at other times. Our professors use a variety of teaching environments - primarily discussions, online sessions, study abroad and professional conferences and collaborative assignments. The culminating project, your dissertation, is centered around your personal interests and goals, and may begin with thoughtul mentoring during your first courses.

Your curriculum includes:

  • 24 credit hours of core courses
  • 18 credit hours in your area of concentration
  • 9 credit hours of electives related to your concentration
  • 9 hours of dissertation study

Doctorate Program in Education Catalog
Program Objectives and Student Learner Outcomes

Program Admission

Admission to the Program is contingent upon the following:

  1. Completed application and official transcripts from all universities attended.
  2. Three reference letters regarding scholarship and ability to successfully complete a doctoral program.
  3. Curriculum vitae.
  4. Must hold at minimum a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from regionally accredited institutions.
  5. 3.2 GPA on the master's degree to be admitted.
  6. Acceptable GRE scores (450 on verbal reasoning and 450 on quantitative reasoning) within the last 5 years.
  7. Minimum GRE score of 4 on analytical writing examination within the last 5 years.
  8. Evidence of work in educational settings.

Applicants must have educational experience as a teacher (minimum of two years) or administrator (must include teaching experience) in a public, private, or higher education setting.

Among the applicants who meet the above criteria, the ones deemed most highly qualified will be interviewed by the Ed.D. program faculty.

Applicants who are deemed most highly qualified will be asked to sit for an interview with the Ed.D. program faculty. The interview does not assess specific content knowledge in the field. Rather, assessment criteria include the use of correct English grammar and construction, clarity of expression, depth and understanding of educational issues, and analytical ability. The applicant must exhibit capability in communication skills as a requirement of this program.

Admissions to the Ed. D. program is competitive. Given the limited number of faculty available for effective doctoral committee assignments and the anticipated number of applications for each fall semester, the program faculty will select only the mostly highly qualified applicants for admission.

Contact Information

Twyla Miranda, Ph.D.
Director, Doctor of
Education Program
Professor of Education
(817) 531-4947 
tmiranda@txwes.edu

Judy Baker
Administrative Assistant
(817) 531-4962
jubaker@txwes.edu

Beth Hargrove
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
(817) 531-4498
bhargrove@txwes.edu

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