Ed.D Student Forms


  • Academic Year 2020-2021 Certification Examination

    The deadline for submitting the October 2020 Certification Examination form is Thursday, September 3, 2020. The deadline for submitting the February 2021 Certification Examination is from Monday, November 2nd, 2020 through Thursday, January 21, 2021. The deadline for submitting the June 2021 Certification Examination is from Monday, March 1, 2021 through Friday, May 21, 2021. Please contact the Office of Doctoral Studies if you have any questions.


  • Change of Dissertation Committee Form

  • Change of Program Plan

    This form is used if the student has taken classes that are different from the previously approved Program Plan. Upon being Recommended for Certification, students should compare their approved Program Plan with their current transcript. If there are differences (i.e., different classes taken than previously expected, new transfer credits approved, etc.) then this form must be filled out and submitted. Note: Only use this form if fewer that four changes are needed. If more are needed, then please submit a new Program Plan instead. Last Update: June 2019


  • Computation of Grade Deciles

    This form is used primarily by the student to compute his or her grade decile to confirm he or she meets the minimum College requirements. This form is not turned into the Office of Doctoral Studies. Last Updated: August 2014


  • Criteria for Summer Dissertation Oral Defenses

    This pamphlet provides important information for candidates who wish to request permission to defend their dissertation during Summer Terms. Last Update: June 2019

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  • Dissertation Proposal Hearing Report Form

    This form is used to file with ODS the successful completion of the dissertation proposal hearing. It can be signed electronically by multiple faculty without locking the form. Updated: June 2020


  • Ed.D. Degree Application Form

    This form needs to be filled out and submitted to the Manager of ODS for processing. This form can be brought in, mailed, faxed, or scanned and E-mailed.


  • Guide to the Oral Dissertation Defense

    This pamphlet is used to assist Doctoral Candidates in learning about the Oral Defense and how to prepare for it. Last Update: August 2014


  • Intention to Defend the Dissertation and Instructions

    This form is required to let the Office of Doctoral Studies know that the student is ready to defend his or her dissertation. Please read the instructions carefully and ensure you have completed all program and College requirements before submitting this form. Last Update: July 2015


  • Leave of Absence for Doctoral Students

    The college Leave of Absence policy has been updated for all doctoral students. Please review your degree's Requirements Bulletin for full information about the policy. Updated: December 2014


  • Personal Exemption/Waiver from Dissertation Advisement for Doctoral Students

    This form is for doctoral students who are already Obligated for Continuous Enrollment who wish to request a Personal Exemption or Waiver. This form can be submitted electronically via fax or scanned E-mail after all signatures have been collected. Added information regarding college policy on continuous enrollment for all students. Updated: October 2018.


  • Petition for Extension of Certification

    This form is used only after a student is Certified and he/she will be unable to complete his/her dissertation prior to the expiration of Certification. Please carefully read the instructions for eligible reasons why a student's period of Certification may be extended. Last Update: December 2008


  • Program Plan and Instructions for Ed.D. Students

    This form is required to submit the Program Plan. Please carefully read the instructions prior to completing the Program Plan. Last Update: July 2015


  • Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

    This is the Ed.D. student's main source of information regarding the completion of the Doctor of Education degree from Admission to the final deposit of the dissertation.


  • Teachers College Ed.D. Manual of Style

    This pamphlet is critical for candidates to assist them in preparing their Dissertation for submission. Last Update: September 2016


    Teachers College Ed.D. Manual of Style

    The latest update of the Ed.D. Manual of Style clarifies Table requirements as well as provides a sample landscaped table. Revised requirements on footnotes included. Revision: September 2016.

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