501. Admission to Candidacy

Students are admitted to candidacy for the degree of Doctor of Education by the Graduate Council upon recommendation by the School of Education. To receive such recommendation the student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Preliminary requirements set by the Department of Education;
  2. Hold the M.A. degree in Education, or have completed substantially equivalent work in that field; or hold the M.A. degree in a field related to the proposed doctoral program in Education;
  3. Have professional experience in Education or complete a suitable internship;
  4. Have completed a program of course work in the Department of Education and other related departments which meets departmental requirements;
  5. Pass a qualifying examination set by the Department of Education designated to test the student’s command of professional subject matter and the student’s ability to integrate his or her knowledge.