Program Curriculum

The Ed.D. in Career and Technical Education program curriculum is developed to ensure that upon completion of the degree graduates will be able to:

  • Effectively lead educational entities and communities for career and technical education
  • Use, analyze, and synthesize data for program planning and decision making
  • Develop faculty and staff to be leaders in their respective fields
  • Articulate a comprehensive philosophy of CTE that connects education, work and economic development at all levels
  • Engage in continuous quality improvement practices
  • Secure and administer funding
  • Promote and model ethical behavior appropriate to the profession


Curriculum Documents



The dissertation is the culminating research experience built upon program competencies with a relevant topic based on the individual’s area of expertise and interest. Research topic discussion will be progressive throughout the degree program and will focus on practical problems with potentially applied outcomes. The doctoral committee must approve the dissertation topic. All dissertations adhere to rigorous educational research standards ensured by the doctoral committee.


Transfer Credits

Students may transfer in up to 20 credits from a regionally accredited institution, per the discretion and approval of the Program Director. Considerations in transferring credits include a grade of a ‘B’ or higher as well as the date of course completion.


More Information

For more information, including complete course descriptions and program sequence download the Ed.D. CTE Student Handbook from the menu at right.

From the CTE graduate students:

Pamela Schield"I feel the impact of all of the CVTC faculty who are UW-Stout Career and Technical Education graduates. They leave with their Stout degrees, come to CVTC, and deliver extraordinary instruction and a strong understanding of technical education."

Shelly Olson, Dean of Health and Emergency Services, Chippewa Valley Technical College



Urs HaltinnerUrs Haltinner
Program Director


Annual Cohort Acceptance

A new Ed.D. CTE cohort is enrolled and launched each fall. Applications for fall cohorts are accepted beginning September 1 of the previous year. Priority review of applications begins on March 15 of the cohort launch year. Applications received after that date will be reviewed by May 15 of the cohort launch year, with applications accepted until the cohort is full. 

Ed.D. Student Handbook