WHY A DOCTORATE IN GLOBAL EDUCATION?
Built on SIT’s powerful experiential learning model, our hybrid doctorate in global education (EdD) combines rigorous online coursework with short residencies in Vermont to fit the needs of part-time and full-time professionals seeking to rapidly accelerate their career while tackling highly relevant issues in global education, both locally and abroad.
Drawing from SIT’s unique brand of in-depth, reflective practice and intensive research training, this doctorate gives you the tools you need to excel in an increasingly diverse, competitive, and interdisciplinary field. Courses take place in person and online, with an estimated 10 to 15 hours of studies a week.
Begin the program on our beautiful Vermont campus with a three-week summer residency, which will ground and orient you to your studies, introduce you to SIT’s global values, and allow you to bond with students and faculty while acclimating to your coursework. You will return for two weeks the following summer, but otherwise work completely remotely.
Courses are immersive, with engaging doctoral seminars; case studies; theory; data collection; research methods; and reflective practice tied to your ongoing work experience. Transfer up to 12 graduate credits from a relevant master’s program into this three-year, 60-credit doctorate.
Throughout the program, you will receive one-on-one guidance from an SIT advisor who, along with your doctoral colleagues, will work closely with you on research topics of your choice. You will present your doctoral defense in person or remotely.
SIT’s Doctorate in Global Education is recommended for students with a passion for international work and education at any level, in any subfield, at any location. As a graduate of this program, you will be fully supported by SIT’s global professional and alumni networks to advance to the top of your field as an international educator.