D.Ed. Final Oral Examination

The candidate, under the supervision of the dissertation chair, is responsible for the completion of the final draft of the dissertation prior to the final oral examination. The Program Assistant needs to be notified to schedule a room for the defense. The Graduate School and full dissertation committee should be given two weeks prior notice for the final oral defense. Completed dissertations should also be distributed to committee members for review at least two weeks in advance of the oral examination.  At a meeting of the full dissertation committee, the candidate presents the dissertation research and written dissertation draft. This work is evaluated by the committee. The committee must accept the dissertation before all the requirements of the degree are met.