D.Ed. Dissertation Adviser & Committee

The candidate must secure a dissertation adviser who supervises the candidate’s program after candidacy is achieved through the completion and acceptance of the dissertation. The dissertation adviser is a faculty member in the EDLDR program. It is advisable that this person’s research interests match those of the candidate’s intended dissertation research. The dissertation adviser need not be the same faculty member as the academic adviser.

The dissertation committee consists of four or more graduate faculty, including at least two faculty members in the major field (EDLDR), and one member from outside the Education Policy Studies Department. The dissertation adviser serves as the chair of the committee.