Online Doctor of Education (EdD) Programs in Wyoming

Updated: February 25, 2022

At this time, there is only one school in Wyoming where students can pursue a Doctor of Education degree online. The University of Wyoming in Laramie offers two online EdD programs with a total of five concentration options in Educational Leadership (K-12); Higher Education Administration; Learning, Design and Technology; Curriculum and Instruction; and Mathematics Education. Both EdD programs feature courses delivered primarily through online, asynchronous instruction, and some concentrations may be offered fully online with no on-campus requirements (students should confirm with a program administrator for each specialization to determine if an on-campus orientation or an in-person internship is required for that specialization).

The University of Wyoming is a nonprofit institution, regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Its College of Education is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).* To learn more about the school’s online EdD options, continue reading below.

Schools in Wyoming with Online EdD Programs

The University of Wyoming offers an online EdD in Education with concentrations in Educational Leadership (K-12); Higher Education Administration; and Learning, Design and Technology through its College of Education’s School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy, and Design. The Educational Leadership concentration is comprised of courses in advanced organizational leadership, human resources management, leadership communication, instructional leadership, literary assessment and instruction, educational leadership for board and community, educational leadership law and ethics, and direction setting in educational leadership.

The Higher Education Administration concentration requires courses in areas such as race, class, and gender in education access and equality; community college leadership and challenges; higher education issues; higher education finance; advanced organizational leadership, higher education law and ethics; and strategic direction-setting in higher education leadership. The Learning, Design, and Technology concentration is comprised of courses in interactive learning systems, transformational learning, game design and development in educational contexts, technological innovations in education, instructional design applications, and trends in instructional technology. Regardless of their concentration, all students must complete a dissertation through which they examine a research question relevant to their area of study.

The University of Wyoming also offers an online EdD in Education through its School of Teacher Education. This program features two concentrations in Curriculum and Instruction, and Mathematics Education. The core courses for this program cover advanced topics in diversity in education, learning and cognition, proposal writing, and educational leaders as communicators and change agents. Students also choose 9 course credits (three classes) from a menu of advanced educational research courses, which cover topics in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, descriptive research, group comparisons, correlational data analysis, multivariate data analysis, and action research. From there, students take concentration-specific coursework, with students of the Curriculum and Instruction concentration taking classes in learning theories, instructional principles, and curriculum development, along with 12 credit hours of curriculum and instruction electives that they choose in consultation with their program advisor.

Students of the Mathematics Education concentration take a required sequence of 18 course credits (6 courses) that cover topics in theory and research for mathematical learning; advanced study of mathematics curriculum; mathematics curriculum evaluation; theory and practice of mathematical instruction; research critique in mathematics education; quantitative reasoning and modeling in math and science education; and principles and methods of integrated teaching learning in math and science. Students of both concentrations are required to fulfill a practicum or internship in a setting that is relevant to their area of doctoral study. They must also complete a dissertation in practice wherein they investigate a key research question in curriculum, instruction, or mathematics education.

Those interested in pursuing their EdD online in a specialization not offered by UW, such as Early Childhood Education, Special Education, or Organizational Leadership, may want to consider enrolling in a program from a school based out of state. Many colleges and universities around the country have fully or primarily online EdD programs that accept students from Wyoming. To learn more about the various specialization options and browse available programs, check out our Online EdD Program Specializations page.


Online EdD Programs in Wyoming

The following table includes links to all three of the University of Wyoming’s online Doctor of Education programs. For more information about any of the EdDs discussed on this page, including current admission requirements or tuition costs, click below to visit the school’s website.

University of Wyoming

(Laramie)
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, NCATE
Department: College of Education - School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy, and Design
Programs:
Department: College of Education - School of Teacher Education
Programs:

*The Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP) is now recognized as the sole accrediting body for education preparation programs in the United States. NCATE accredited programs will become CAEP accredited when their accreditation is up for renewal.