About the Program
Rivier University’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is designed for working professionals. Most classes meet one Saturday per month or Thursday evenings. In the cohort model, students take a prescribed sequence of courses together as a group to form a learning community, and benefit from collaborative learning from other professionals in a variety of fields.
In addition to the core courses, students take 12 credits of elective courses related to their dissertation topic. Electives may be offered in face-to-face, online, or hybrid formats.
Hybrid courses meet on Rivier’s Nashua, NH campus periodically. Students and instructors communicate online through Canvas, our course management systems, in addition to face-to-face meetings. Online courses do not meet on campus. Technical support is available 24/7 for Canvas users.
The Regina Library website offers online access to journals and other reference materials, affording Ed.D. students the opportunity to conduct research at convenient times and locations.
- Human growth and development
- Leadership, administration, and supervision
- Teaching and learning theories, processes, and applications
- Psychology, counseling, mental health, and social services
- Cognitive and behavioral interventions and practices
- Curriculum, pedagogy, and practices
- Policy analysis, development, and implementation
Faculty in the Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program have:
- Authored textbooks and curricula
- Presented at national and international research conferences
- Collaborated in professional development models
- Published in peer reviewed research journals and academic presses
- Secured grant funding for national and international professional development workshops and institutes in curriculum and technological enhancement