Online Doctor of Education (EdD) Programs in Wyoming
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 has a total of three EdD programs that can be completed though predominately online study, with concentrations in Higher Education Administration, K-12 Educational Leadership, or Learning, Design, and Technology. While all three are delivered primarily through online courses using asynchronous instruction, each also includes an on-campus orientation or in-person internship component.
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
As mentioned about, the University of Wyoming offers three Doctor of Education programs online through its College of Education’s School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy, and Design. The first is an EdD in Higher Education Administration, designed for those interested in working as coordinators, directors, deans, or other senior administrators in postsecondary education settings. The degree requires a total 75 to 77 credit hours; however, 30 of those credits can be applied from an approved master’s program. Instruction is delivered using a combination of online coursework and audio conferencing. Along with several research courses, curriculum explores topics such as Advanced Organizational Leadership, Issues in Higher Education, Leader as Change Agent, Leader as Direction Setter, Higher Education Finance, Leadership Development, Law of Higher Education, Community College Issues and Leadership, and Educational Issues in Race, Class, and Gender. As of Fall 2020, students must also attend a one-day orientation on campus during their first fall semester.
In addition to this, UW has an online EdD in Educational Leadership which focuses on advanced knowledge and skills for K-12 teachers, principals, and superintendents. Students must fulfill 77 to 80 credit hours to earn the degree, of which 30 may be transferred from a master’s program. Required courses include Advanced Organizational Leadership, Advanced School Law, Educational Leader as Manager and Developer of Human Resources, Educational Leader as Communicator, Educational Leader for Instruction, Educational Leader as Change Agent, Educational Leader for the Board and Community, Educational Leader as Resource Manager, Educational Leader as Direction Setter. There is also a 220-hour superintendent internship, designed to give students practical experience working on projects in a district office. Those interested in earning their Wyoming School Superintendent’s Endorsement can apply to the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board after completing the internship and all core course requirements.
Finally, the university offers an EdD in Learning, Design, and Technology online, intended to prepare students for careers in fields such as instructional design, distance education, communication, and technology integration. The program requires 81 credit hours in total, but students can apply 30 credits from a relevant master’s degree toward their doctorate. According to the program’s website, curriculum focuses on three main areas: instructional design, visual literacy, and change; media development and production; and instructional management, implementation, and technology integration. Some examples of course topics include Advanced Instructional Computing, Introduction to Online Learning, Trends in Mobile Technology, Message Design, Multimedia Development, Instructional Video, Communication in Distance Education, Interactive Learning Systems, and Integrating Computer-Based Technologies in Teaching. While the majority of coursework is delivered online, students must visit campus for a one-day orientation at the beginning of their studies.
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)
- Online Ed.D. in Education - Higher Education Administration (Masters to Doctorate)
- Online Ed.D. in Education - K-12 Educational Leadership (Masters to Doctorate)
- Online Ed.D. in Education - Learning, Design, and Technology (Masters to Doctorate)
*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.