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All Ed.D. students are required to participate in one Summer Institute to fulfill their degree requirements.

The 2024 Summer Institute dates are Thursday, July 11 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 13, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for English Speaking Students. All activities will take place virtually.

The 2024 Summer Institute will be offered virtually via Zoom and Canvas.

Participating in one Summer Institute is a requirement for graduation.

If this is your second year or longer in the program and you have yet to meet the program requirement of participating in at least one Institute, you are required to participate in the 2024 Summer Institute to fulfill this graduation requirement.

Please note:

  • If this is your first year in the program, we recommend that you wait until your second year to participate in Summer Institute.
  • If you are a student in the Doctoral Completion Pathway (DCP), you are welcome to attend Summer Institute, but not required.

Yes. Returning Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice Ed.D. students are encouraged to participate and take advantage of the numerous workshops by registering for FSC 8005. Online registration is easy at

Register online using SharkLink

First-Time Students: Registration for FSC 8000 will open on April 1 and close on May 12, 2024; the registration fee is equivalent to 1 credit hour.

Returning Students: Registration for FSC 8005 will open on April 1 and close on May 12, 2024; the registration fee is equivalent to 1 credit hour.

Register online using SharkLink

Semester Code: 202450 (Summer 2024)

English Speaking First-Time Students

Course ID: FSC 8000

CRN: 52322

Section: LO1

English Speaking Returning Students

Course ID: FSC 8005

CRN: 52324

Section: LO1

Register online using SharkLink

Please refer to the Registration page for more detailed registration instructions.

Students registering for FSC 8000 or FSC 8005 will pay a fee equivalent to 1 credit - $1,550.

Register online using SharkLink

At the completion of the summer semester, and after verification that attendance and all requirements (concurrent sessions, workshops, assignments, etc.) have been met, a grade of "Pass" will be issued for FSC 8000 (1 credit) and FSC 8005 (1 credit). This final grade will appear on your transcript for FSC 8000 or FSC 8005.

All questions regarding the 2024 Institute should be directed to Dr. Jennifer Reeves or Ms. Carole Benedict at

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