NCATE Accreditation

NCATE Accredited

Degree Programs

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) at the College of Education offers students a menu-driven approach to customizing their doctoral degrees in education with eleven different concentration options, flexible curriculum choices, and multiple instructional delivery options. The 5 main components of our online Ed.D. programs are the Core Seminars, the Concentration, the Research Elective, the Electives/Minors, and the Applied Dissertation. Students (both domestic and international) may elect to take their core seminars online through our distance education program, on our South Florida campuses, or at one of our many instructional sites throughout the US, while concentration and elective courses will all be delivered completely online.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Important Message! For all students entering the Ed.D. program prior to Fall 2016 term,  please note that you will need to enroll in the courses established for and made available through the 54 credit Ed.D. program.  These courses now contain concentration-specific prefixes (e.g., EDLR=Educational Leadership, RED=Reading) and, in several instances, new course numbers and course titles. To assist you in making the appropriate selections, please access your concentration area of study below and then scroll down to the third blue bar link entitled Course Equivalencies/Substitutions (directly under Curriculum). Here, you will find a guide that matches your previous courses containing the EDD prefix with the concentration-specific 54-credit Ed.D. program courses.

In addition, all students currently enrolled in the Dissertation benchmark courses (ARC 8966, ARC 8967, ARC 8968), will stay with these ARC prefix courses for the duration of their programs—regardless if they have transitioned into the 54 credit program.

For those who have minor areas of study to complete as part of the 66/69 credit program, the courses have maintained the EDD prefix. 

For detailed course selection instructions, please refer to the Fall 2016 Registration Memo.  

Applied Dissertation

The applied dissertation is a detailed, accurate, and cohesive account of a scholarly investigation designed to answer a research question directed toward the improvement of practice in education.

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