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.
2013-14 Completion Deadlines
|Fall 2013||Spring 2014||
|Application for Degree||Sept 20||Nov 20||Feb 20 (To participate in June Commencement)|
|Final Date for Scheduling a Dissertation Defense||Nov 29||April 11||May 16|
|Final Date for Submitting Dissertation to Committee||Nov 30||April 11||May 16|
|Final Date for Dissertation Defense||Dec 13||April 25||May 30|
Final Date for Submitting Dissertation to Copy Editor **
||Jan 3||May 9||June 13|
|Final Date for Paying Editing Fees, Submitting Paper Copies||Feb 3||June 9||August 15|
** The completed manuscript is due to the copy editor 10 working days after the defense or the date indicated above, whichever comes first.