Educational Practice EdD

This unique and innovative Doctor of Education (EdD) program is designed to support educators in the scholarly study of their own professional practice. Through cycles of inquiry,  including critical reflection, community engagement, and responsive and ethical action, practitioners will theorize their own practice, contribute to professional dialogue, and cultivate change.

Students will:

  • Identify and critically analyze various theoretical, methodological, and philosophical paradigms
  • Discern and articulate an understanding of diverse perspectives within one’s community of practice
  • Engage in the disciplined study of one’s own practice through cycles of action-based inquiry and critical reflection
  • Facilitate dialogue and change within one’s community of practice in ethical and sustainable ways
  • Theorize one’s own practice and share these perspectives within professional and academic communities

Ideally Suited For

Educators and other practitioners within schools, colleges, universities, health care institutions, community services, and other professional settings, who are invested in studying their own practice, and assuming roles as practitioner-leaders in their communities.


  • Location: SFU Surrey
  • Start Term: Fall 2015
  • Apply from: Nov. 15, 2014
  • Apply by: Mar. 15, 2015
  • Tuition 2015/16: $4612.10/term


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