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Improving reading education starts with having a better read of the situation. The Doctor of Education in Reading from NSU will give you the specialized training to conduct more successful reading instruction in heterogeneous environments.

With an understanding of both historical and current instructional methods, you’ll apply your skills to accomplish better student outcomes in real classroom environments. You’ll develop experience implementing intervention strategies, identifying reading deficiencies and adding the proper remedial tools.

Who Should Apply

  • Practicing educators or reading professionals who wish to pursue advanced training in reading instruction
  • Individuals with master’s degrees or above in education who wish to obtain doctoral degrees and increase their knowledge and skills in reading instruction
  • Individuals considering an online Ph.D. in reading education who would instead like to explore the benefits of an Ed.D. in reading education program

Take the next steps to success. Apply for NSU’s Ed.D. in Reading Education.

Quick Facts

Tuition
Tuition is $1,460 per credit hour. Additional fees apply. See Tuition and Fees for details. 
Curriculum
NSU’s Ed.D. in Reading Education is a minimum of 55 total credits to complete.
Delivery Options

Classes for the Doctor of Education in Reading Education are offered fully online. All doctoral students are required to participate in at least one Summer Institute.

Application Deadlines
Applications for admission are accepted online and on a rolling basis for all graduate programs throughout the calendar year. No entrance exam required.

Ed.D. in Reading Education Curriculum

Concentration Area Courses (24 Credits)
Credits
RED 9001
Issues and Trends in Literacy Education (RED 9001 / Credits: 3 )
3
RED 9002
Theories of Reading (RED 9002 / Credits: 3 )
3
RED 9004
Teaching Reading in Diverse Classrooms (RED 9004 / Credits: 3 )
3
RED 9005
Literacy Across the Curriculum (RED 9005 / Credits: 3 )
3
RED 9006
Reading Assessment and Intervention: PK-3 (RED 9006 / Credits: 3 )
3
RED 9007
Reading Assessment and Intervention for Adolescents and Adults (RED 9007 / Credits: 3 )
3
RED 9009
Literature for Children and Young Adults: Critical Analysis (RED 9009 / Credits: 3 )
3
RED 9010
Advanced Seminar in Foundations of Reading Education (RED 9010 / Credits: 3 )
3
Elective Courses (6 credits)
Credits
EDD 8200*
Leadership, Communication and Technology (Required) (EDD 8200* / Credits: 3 )
3
Elective courses can be additional courses within the student’s chosen concentration, from another concentration or additional research electives. ( / Credits: 3 )
3
Summer Institute (1 credit)*
Credits
FSC 8000
Summer Institute (Residency Requirement) (FSC 8000 / Credits: 1 )
1
Applied Dissertation or Strategic Research Project (12 credits)**
Credits
DISR 8966
Applied Dissertation 1: Prospectus (DISR 8966 / Credits: 3 )
3
DISR 8967
Applied Dissertation 2: Proposal Development (DISR 8967 / Credits: 3 )
3
DISR 8968
Applied Dissertation 3: Proposal (DISR 8968 / Credits: 3 )
3
DISR 8969
Applied Dissertation 4: Applied Dissertation (DISR 8969 / Credits: 3 )
3
ESRP 9000
Strategic Research Project I (ESRP 9000 / Credits: 6 )
6
ESRP 9001
Strategic Research Project II (ESRP 9001 / Credits: 6 )
6
Required Courses
Credits
RES 8100
Nature of Knowing: Epistemology and Inquiry-Based Learning (RES 8100 / Credits: 3 )
3
RES 9300
Methods of Inquiry (RES 9300 / Credits: 3 )
3
Quantitative Research Track (6 credits)***
Credits
RES 8911
Quantitative Research Design (RES 8911 / Credits: 3 )
3
RES 8921
Quantitative Data Analysis (RES 8921 / Credits: 3 )
3
Qualitative Research Track (6 credits)***
Credits
RES 8916
Qualitative Research Design (RES 8916 / Credits: 3 )
3
RES 8926
Qualitative Data Analysis (RES 8926 / Credits: 3 )
3
Research Track for those completing the Strategic Research Project (6 credits)
Credits
RES 8911
Quantitative Research Design (RES 8911 / Credits: 3 )
3
RES 8913
Program Evaluation (RES 8913 / Credits: 3 )
3

*Students must attend one Summer Institute during their program of study. Summer Institute is an opportunity for students to meet with classmates, professors, and staff on-campus in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Students will be able to schedule individual sessions with their applied dissertation committee chairs to discuss dissertation work and with representatives from various service areas. The conference will also offer applied dissertation workshops, as well as roundtable sessions affording students the opportunity to present their dissertation work to a group of peers and receive immediate feedback. 

**Students who complete all of their coursework and have registered for all of their dissertation benchmark courses (prospectus, proposal development, proposal, and applied dissertation) within the first three years will be required to register for ADS 8090 - Applied Dissertation Services I in order to receive dissertation services from their committee. Beginning with the fourth year (37th month/10th semester) following initial enrollment, and irrespective of remaining coursework, doctoral students are required to register for ADS 8091 - Applied Dissertation Services II, up to the point of degree completion, in order to receive dissertation services from their committee. Credits earned from ADS 8090 or ADS 8091 do not count toward the minimum credit hour requirement for the Ed.D. degree.

***For students completing the Applied Dissertation, you will select either the Quantitative Research Track or the Qualitative Research Track. 

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