Doctorate of Education
The Doctorate of Education program readies students to guide the future of education through two concentrations – educational leadership or curriculum and instruction. In educational leadership, graduates learn how to apply research-based practices to effectively lead educational agencies and promote student success. In the curriculum and instruction concentration, students learn how to apply educational theory and practice in curriculum design and instruction to meet the needs of diverse learning communities. And our schedule works for you. Students take classes on a part-time basis and can finish the program anywhere between four years and 10 years. The cohort model allows you to complete the program in as little as 4 1/2 years or as many as 10, with a part-time schedule that helps you to remain active in the field.
Critera for admission include:
- A bachelor's degree and a Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- 3.2 GPA on the Master's degree.
- Minimum GRE of 450 on verbal reasoning and 450 on quantitative reasoning within the last 5 years. (Or equivalent on new score scale)
- Minimum GRE score of 4 on analytical writing examination within the last 5 years.
- Education background: Applicants must have educational experience as a teacher (minimum of two years) or administrator (must include teaching experience) in a public, private, or higher education setting.
Among the applicants who meet the above criteria, the ones deemed most highly qualified will be interviewed by the Ed.D. program faculty. The interview does not assess specific content knowledge in the field. Rather, assessment criteria include the use of correct English grammar and construction, clarity of expression, depth and understanding of educational issues, and analytical ability. The applicant must exhibit capability in communication skills as a requirement of this program
The following documents must be submitted for consideration:
- Completed application
- Non-refundable application fee of $50
- Official transcripts from all universities attended.
- Three reference letters regarding scholarship and ability to successfully complete a doctoral program.
- Curriculum vitae
- Official GRE score report
Ed.D. Education cost per credit hour (2012-2013)
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Estimated total cost of attendance for 63 hour program is $47,000. Not including books and living expenditures.
Financial aid is available to eligible applicants through several federal loan programs. In addition, the University offers extended payment plans and direct company billing. Students interested in applying for financial aid through these programs should request a financial aid packet from the Financial Aid Office. They can be called at (817) 531-4420.