Leed – IntEdD

ECU Educational Leadership EdD, International Cohort



Our next cohort begins in June 2024.

The application is available now. View step-by-step instructions here.

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Program Overview

ECU is a member institution of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED). This group is focused on making the EdD a true doctoral degree for practitioners. As such, the aim is to create an experience that honors the time and wisdom of full-time practitioners coupled with a learning experience that will ultimately improve their practices.

At ECU we have created a CPED inspired program that is three years-all in.

That is, the course work and “problem of practice” (AKA dissertation or capstone project) are embedded throughout the three year program. Students will engage in a participatory action research project that is focused on an issue in their current work setting.

The EdD was successfully launched in 2016. Three cohorts of students have earned their EdD (Cohort I-May 2019, Cohort II-May 2021, Cohort III-2023) and another cohort of students is scheduled to graduate in the future (Cohort IV-May 2025). We are currently recruiting for Cohort V, beginning summer 2024.

Our uniquely designed EdD is tailored to meet the needs of full time practitioners. Program features include:

  • A 3 Year Degree Program Including Dissertation
  • On-line Fall and Spring Courses
  • All students will be required to attend a summer learning exchange the last 2 weeks of June each summer in Bangkok
  • Face-to-Face Dissertation Coaching (Scheduled Individually)

Download Program Brochure

Watch Dr. Militello’s 2023 ECU Convocation Keynote to learn more about the ECU International EdD.

Read about the ECU International EdD in a recent publication:

A University at the Center of Change: Preparing Educational Activists and Change Leaders