Dissertation Information for Doctoral Program
Research Improves Practice
In the Lewis & Clark Ed.D. program, the goal of the dissertation is to expand the conceptual knowledge base for the discipline. To accomplish this we employ a variety of models of inquiry which solve problems and build solutions in the schools and work sites of cohort members.
In this way, the courses become relevant to your work experience, and the work products of degree candidates serve to directly and immediately improve conditions, programs, and/or structures in the organizations where you work. We expect that the research conducted by degree candidates will promote positive organizational change and consequently benefit the nation’s students, teachers, and communities through positive changes in K-12 education.
2014-15 Completion Deadlines
|Fall 2014||Spring 2015||
|Application for Degree||Sept 20||Nov 20||Feb 20 (To participate in June Commencement)|
|Final Date for Scheduling a Dissertation Defense||Nov 28||April 10||May 15|
|Final Date for Submitting Dissertation to Committee||Nov 28||April 10||May 15|
|Final Date for Dissertation Defense||Dec 12||April 24||May 29|
Final Date for Submitting Dissertation to Copy Editor **
||Jan 2||May 8||June 12|
|Final Date for Paying Editing Fees, Submitting Paper Copies||Feb 2||June 9||August 14|
** The completed manuscript is due to the copy editor 10 working days after the defense or the date indicated above, whichever comes first.