Doctor of Philosophy in Education - Distance Learning
Online • Denver Instructional Site
This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.*
Make connections with your Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education, Distance Learning Specialization.
This advanced curriculum provides you with the skills to demonstrate your leadership as you transform educational policy. Discover new ways to bridge the digital divide. Assess root causes of educational problems. Apply theory and research to solve emerging educational challenges. And take on social problems, too, by developing and disseminating innovative educational solutions.
Complete advanced courses online or in downtown Denver. Your curriculum features in-residence workshops and a strong research component. You will reach the pinnacle of achievement when you research, write, and defend your dissertation.
To fulfill the requirements for the PhD in Education, Distance Learning Specialization, you must successfully:
- Complete program coursework of 62 credits*
- Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00
- Complete three non-credit In-residence Workshops**
- Complete dissertation requirements***
* Students entering the program with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, early childhood education, educational leadership, teaching, or a related field are required to take 59 total program credits in order to meet graduation requirements.
** For the PhD in Education, you are required to attend three in-residence weekend workshops in Denver, CO. Please refer to these Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about this in-residence workshop requirement.
*** Students can refer to these Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about dissertation.
*An education degree from University of the Rockies was not intended to nor does it lead to immediate teacher licensure in any state. If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state’s education authorities prior to enrolling at University of the Rockies to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher’s license.
University of the Rockies graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree.
None of University of the Rockies’ online education programs are CAEP, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states.