The Ed.D. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education is designed for teachers in Pre- K through fifth grade who have already completed an M.Ed. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education or a related field and wish to become experts in their field. This program of study provides the skills necessary to synthesize theory and practice through further examination of theoretically-based curriculum development, understanding of global education issues, and inquiry into making education equitable, democratic, humane, and socially just.
While admission to this program may occur after the M.Ed. is completed, it may also occur after the completion of the Ed.S. The Ed.S. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education is fully embedded in the Ed.D. program. Those students who complete the Ed.S. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Kennesaw State may apply their entire program of study to the Ed.D. Those students who have completed their Ed.S. at another institution will be eligible to have their transcripts analyzed to potentially receive up to 21 hours credit toward the Ed.D.
Admission requirements can be found at the ECE website (http://bagwell.kennesaw.edu/majors-programs/doctoral-degrees/edd-early-childhood-education).