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Ed.D. Capstone Experience

The Ed.D. program culminates in a capstone experience during the third and final year of doctoral study. The capstone is a year-long independent research and analytic undertaking that is embedded within a group project. Peabody believes the capstone, rather than the traditional dissertation, brings to bear the analytic abilities, professional understanding, contextual knowledge and teamwork skills that are accrued throughout the Ed.D. program, and more closely mirror the challenges of contemporary education practice.

Capstone projects are developed each year by external capstone partners and guided by Ed.D. faculty. Previous Ed.D. capstone partners include:

Tennessee State Board of Education
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY
Montgomery County, MD Public Schools
Austin Peay State University
Middle Tennessee State University
GEAR UP Tennessee
Vanderbilt University
Kentucky Wesleyan University
Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group
Centre for British Teachers Education Trust
Tennessee Technology Center
Austin, Texas, Independent School District
Lindsey Wilson College
Southern Association of Independent Schools
South Bend, Indiana, Community School Corporation
Eastern Illinois University
Rhodes College
Tusculum College
Lynn University