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Current Students

Current students may use this page to find and access resources related to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership and other campus resources. 

Contact Ashley Walker ( for any revisions or updates needed for this page. 

Student Handbook

Student Expectations

  • Full-Time Enrollment: Full-time quarterly enrollment for graduate students is 10 credits
  • Attendance: All students are expected to attend all Friday/Saturday sessions; missing one Friday/Saturday session is the equivalent of missing 16 hrs of face-to-face instruction for one quarter. See page 22 of the Student Handbook for more information. 
  • Academic Expectations: All work submitted to an instructor in fulfillment of course assignments, including papers and projects, written and oral examinations, and oral presentations and reports, must be free of plagiarism. See page 22 of the Student Handbook for more information. 
  • Writing Requirements: All assignments must adhere to the guidelines outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, most recent edition (APA). 
  • Auditing a Course: Non-enrolled Ed.D. students are not allowed to audit Ed.D. courses. 

Technology Requirements of the Online Learner

It is the responsibility of the student to review the technology requirements of the online learner found here: Teaching, Learning & Technology

  • The Department of Information Technology provides computing, media, and academic technology support across the UW Tacoma Campus. 
  • All newly enrolled students must create a UW NetID. Visit the IT Connect webpage for instructions on how to set up a UW NetID. 
  • For UW email account set-up, visit the Email webpage on the Information Technology website, or contact the IT Help desk at or 253-692-HELP. 
  • Visit the Appropriate Use webpage for information related to the policy statements concerning the conditions under which faculty, staff, and students are expected to use the University of Washington email system. 
  • MyUW is a customized Web portal site for use by students, staff, and faculty of the UW. More information can be found on page 34 of the Student Handbook. 

Proof of Immunization

All enrolled students are required to provide proof of measles (rubeola) immunity. Students will not be allowed to register for any classes until the UW Tacoma Registrar's Office confirms that they have satisfied this requirement. Students born before 01/01/57 are considered to be immune to measles and therefore do NOT need to submit proof of immunity. For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at 253-692-4913 or by email,

Policies and Procedures

Students are responsible for knowing policies and procedures as outlined by the UW Graduate School, the Education Program, and the University of Washington Tacoma. 

  • Student Satisfactory Progress Policy can be reviewed on Page 26 of the Student Handbook. 
  • Doctoral Degree Requirements 
  • The Graduate School Memoranda includes graduate program policies. 

On-Leave Status

On-leave policy: Students will be required to complete an on-leave form and pay the fee for EACH quarter they wish to be on leave. Important links for On-leave Status: 


If a student becomes inactive (does not go on-leave and does not register for any given quarter) and wishes to enroll in a future quarter, there will be a $250 reinstatement fee: Graduate request for reinstatement. Requests will first be reviewed and approved by the department. Once the department has approved the request and the Graduate School has confirmed student's eligibility for reinstatement, students will be notified to pay a non-refundable reinstatement fee before registering for the requested quarter of reinstatement. More information can be found on page 25 of the Student Handbook. 

Academic Advising

To schedule an academic advising appointment, please contact Ashley Walker, the Ed.D. Advisor (; 253-692-4367).

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Syllabi Service Statements

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