Each incoming class enters the doctoral program as a cohort. Cohorts begin each fall and consist of approximately 15 students each. Every cohort will travel together as an interdisciplinary group for the entire program.
The cohort model of doctoral studies fosters interdisciplinary thinking by bringing together doctoral students with backgrounds in a variety of different fields. The coursework provides expertise in a variety of perspectives, including organizational leadership and human relations, teaching and learning, professional development and training, educational technology, policy analysis, and data-informed decision-making.
Students in the doctoral program are required to maintain registration every semester, until and including the term in which the dissertation is approved by the Doctoral Program faculty and the Dean of the College of Education, Information and Technology.