EdD: STEM Education Enhancement
Doctor of Education in Educational Practice

Innovative education... Engaged educators

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Advance Scholarship and Practice in STEM

The STEM Education Enhancement Learning Community is a collegial community of practice committed to creating, establishing and assessing innovative education research and theory and incorporating it into effective practice. STEM Education Enhancement’s cooperative approach to doctoral research and programs fosters learning and investigation into ten general areas of inquiry:

  • Adopting experiential learning approaches
  • Assessing instructional strategies and methodology
  • Developing and/or assessing curriculum
  • Developing and/or assessing instructional technology materials and methods
  • Documenting history of education movements
  • Encouraging and facilitating choice of STEM careers
  • Establishing data-driven and evidence-based evaluation
  • Exploring mechanisms to enhance STEM literacy
  • Motivating learners
  • Providing access to equity

We invite you to become part of the STEM Education Enhancement Learning Community of practice by contacting one of the doctoral mentors and joining the scholars pursuing one or more of the ten issues concerning STEM education, or helping to form a group of your own colleagues mutually interested in any of these issues as you pursue the doctorate in education. Working together we can make a significant impact on science and math literacy among students of all ages, as well as the general citizenry.

Doctor of Education, Educational Practice (EdD)

Doctoral Program Director:

Dr. Bill Kyle

116 South Campus Classroom Building (SCCB)
p: (314) 516-5937

 Students seeking the Ed.D. degree are expected to meet the Graduate School’s relevant practitioner doctoral degree requirements and procedures.

Degree requirements

1. Learning Community of Practice Seminars15-20
EDUC 7600
Learning Community of Practice I
EDUC 7610
Learning Community of Practice II
EDUC 7620
Learning Community of Practice III
EDUC 7630
Learning Community of Practice IV
EDUC 7640
Learning Community of Practice V
EDUC 7650
Learning Community of Practice VI
2. Laboratory of Practice
EDUC 7889
Laboratory of Practice
3. Common Courses8
EDUC 7605
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Educational Practice
EDUC 7615
Evaluation of Educational Programs
EDUC 7625
Building Socially Just Educational Communities
EDUC 7635
Ethical and Legal Issues in Educational Practice
4. Inquiry Approach Electives, minimum 4 hours selected from the following:4
EDUC 7205
Action Research for Educational Practitioners
EDUC 7210
Survey Design for Educational Practitioners
EDUC 7215
Data Analysis for Educational Practitioner
EDUC 7220
Designing Research for Educational Practitioners
EDUC 7225
Ethnography for Educational Practitioners
EDUC 7230
Interviewing for Educational Practitioners
EDUC 7295
Inquiry Seminar for Educational Practitioners
5. Tool Course Electives, minimum 4 hours selected from the following:4
EDUC 7305Representing Data for Educational Practitioners1
EDUC 7310Integrating Technology in Learning for Educational1
EDUC 7315Project Management for Educational Practitioners1
EDUC 7320Financial and Budgeting Skills for Educational Practitioners1
EDUC 7325Grant Writing for Educational Practitioners1
EDUC 7330Human Relations Skills for Educational Practitioners1
EDUC 7395Tool Seminar for Educational Practitioners1
6. Specialization30-60
Courses in an area of specialization (can include Master’s or Education Specialist work)
7. Dissertation in Practice8

 Total: minimum 80 hours, post-bacclaureate

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Carl Hoagland, Ed.D.
Emerson Electric Company Endowed Professor in Technology and Learning

Carl Hoagland is the Emerson Electric Endowed Professor of Technology and Learning and the Director of the E. Desmond Lee Technology and Learning Center. He previously served as the Executive Director of The Regional Consortium for Education and Technology, a technology center that served over 30 ...
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Phyllis Balcerzak,
Senior Program Producer

Phyllis Balcerzak, Ph.D., is a Program Producer in the College of Education where she works with teams to explore, design, and build innovative programming for K-20 students and educators. Balcerzak joined the UMSL-COE in 2015 after retiring from Washington University where she was a clinical a...
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Charles R. Granger, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology and Education

Professor Granger earned a B.S. in botany and zoology from Iowa State University, an M.S. in Biology and an M.S. in science education, both from the University of Pennsylvania, and Ph.D. in plant physiology and science education from the University of Iowa. He is a member of numerous professional as...
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William C. Kyle, Jr., Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Family Professor of Science Education

William C. Kyle, Jr. is the E. Desmond Lee Family Professor of Science Education I. He received a BS in Biology from LeMoyne College (Syracuse, NY) and a MS and PhD in Science Education from The University of Iowa. Prior to joining the UM-St. Louis faculty in 1996, Professor Kyle taught middle and h...
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Keith W Miller, Ph.D.
Orthwein Endowed Professor for Lifelong Learning in the Science

Keith W. Miller is UMSL's Orthwein Endowed Professor for Lifelong Learning in the Sciences. His Ph.D. is in computer science, and his research specialties are computer ethics, online education, and software testing. His Des Lee Collaborative community partner is the Saint Louis Science Center. H...
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Helene J. Sherman, Ed.D.
Founders Professor

Helene J. Sherman, Ed. D., is a Professor of Education in the College of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Professor Sherman earned her A.B. degree in elementary education from Washington University , and her M.Ed. in elementary education and Ed.D. degree in Curriculum and Instruct...