Doctor of Education

You are the change agent. Within your skills and experience are the solutions to solve problems and do great things. Our degree teaches you how to get there.
What will I learn?

You'll build your analysis, problem-solving and leadership skills in one of two concentrations:

Curriculum and Instruction

You'll learn how to:

  • Build curriculum to meet the needs of diverse students
  • Identify the need for staff development and deliver it to faculty
  • Support and facilitate curriculum with the right resources
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of staff development
  • Explain standards and changes to diverse audiences
  • Use student data to adapt curriculum and instruction
  • Implement standards changes to curriculum and instruction
  • Use technology effectively
  • Evaluate digital educational programs

Educational Leadership

You'll learn how to:

  • Plan, implement and manage organizational change using data to create a collaborative culture
  • Implement a shared vision of learning
  • Manage resources to provide a safe, efficient learning environment
  • Make ethical decisions
  • Understand and respond to political, social, economic and and legal landscapes
  • Nurture and sustain a school culture conducive to student learning
  • Use technology effectively campuswide
When are classes?

Our program is arranged in a cohort structure with a new group of students admitted each fall semester. Each cohort meets twice a week during the fall and spring semesters.

Many courses embrace a hybrid format with online and face-to-face meetings alternating over the course of a semester. Summer terms call for concentrated meeting periods to allow educators to include vacation time in their calendars.

What are your admission requirements?
  1. Bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. GPA of 3.2 or greater on a 4.0 for your master's work.
  3. Minimum GRE of 450 on verbal reasoning and 450 on quantitative reasoning within the last five years. (Or equivalent on the new scoring scale)
  4. Minimum GRE score of 4 on analytical writing exam within the last five years
  5. Two years of experience as a teacher or administrator (with teaching experience) in a public, private or higher education setting
  6. Interview session with program faculty
Application Instructions and Deadlines

1. Application & Fee

Apply online for the Doctor of Education program. Once you are in the application dashboard, you will be prompted to pay your $58 application fee. If you are not ready to pay the fee, you can log in later to complete this step. Please note, the application fee is waived for current Texas Wesleyan University students and alumni.

2. Curriculum Vita

Your resume or CV should detail your professional qualifications for the program. It can be uploaded within the application or in the self-service center.

3. Official Transcripts

We need to see a transcript from every college or university you've ever attended. In many cases, you can order your transcripts online. All transcripts should be submitted to:

Texas Wesleyan University 
ATTN: Office of Graduate Admissions 
1201 Wesleyan St. 
Fort Worth, Texas 76105

4. Letters of Recommendation

You'll need to have three letters of recommendations. References can include former professors, supervisors or a professional colleague. While completing the online application you will list your three refereneces and their e-mail addresses for an electonic letter of recommendation to be submitted. 

5. Official GRE Scores

If your GPA is below a 3.0, you'll need to take the GRE test and send us the scores. You can send your scores to us when you take the exam, or you can send them electronically afterward via your testing service.

Deadline for the Ed.D. program

Fall Admission deadline is June 1.


Contact Us
Graduate Admissions

Phone: 817-531-4930
Toll Free: 1-800-580-8980
Fax: 817-531-4261

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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1201 Wesleyan Street
Fort Worth, TX 76105

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