Education, Teaching, and Learning

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:48 months
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The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.

The goals of doctoral study in this program are to help students:

  • Acquire greater content knowledge in teaching and learning;
  • Develop abilities for research in the field of teaching and learning;
  • Evolve a broadened professional background in areas related to teaching and learning, such as systems and system interactions, and methods for program improvement; and
  • Increase levels of cultural competence.


  • Historical, Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • Research on Knowledge & Learning in Education
  • Distance Education: From Theory into Practice
  • Doctoral Seminar
  • Curriculum: Theory into Practice
  • Educational Policy
  • Doctoral Seminar
  • Research Design
  • Advanced Statistical Methods


To apply to the Ed.D. Program at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), you should possess the following:
  • Master's degree, or a comparable foreign degree from a recognized college or university, in education or a related field (e.g., special education, curriculum and instruction, human development, psychology, social work, management science, criminology);
  • Preferred minimum graduate GPA of 3.0;
  • Submission of GRE scores is required;
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation;
  • A minimum of 3 work samples;
  • A personal statement of career objectives.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79


The University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Service Professions Department of Education is an energetic and diverse program with 27 undergraduate licensure areas, post baccalaureate programs, Education Administration licensure program, a Master of Education degree, an Ed.D. in Teaching and Learning degree, 2 minors, American Sign Language, and an Academic English Language Program, We have faculty, staff, graduate student assistants and work study students available to assist students, teachers and families. Each year we are busy teaching, advising, conducting research, engaging in community service, placing students in classrooms locally, regionally and abroad.



The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and a member of the North Central Association.

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