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

The 2021 Summer Institute dates are Thursday, July 8 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm, Friday, July 9 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm for U.S. Students.  All activities will take place virtually.

The 2021 Summer Institute will be offered virtually via Zoom and Canvas. 

Participating in one Summer Institute is a requirement for graduation.

  • If this is your first year in the program, you are not required to participate in the 2021 Institute. If for some reason you cannot participate this year, we look forward to seeing you at the 2022 Summer Institute. 
  • 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 2021 Summer Institute to fulfill this graduation requirement.

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 Participants: Registration for FSC 8000 began on March 29, 2021 and will close on May 31, 2021; the registration fee is $720.  

Returning Students: Registration for FSC 8005 began on March 29, 2021 and will close on May 31, 2021; the registration fee is $360.   

Register online using SharkLink

Semester Code: 202150 (Summer 2021)

Domestic (US) First-Time Participants

Course ID: FSC 8000

CRN: 52544

Section: LO1

Domestic (US) Returning Students

Course ID: FSC 8005

CRN: 52545

Section: LO1

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

Register online using SharkLink

First-time participating students registering for FSC 8000 will pay a fee of $720 and returning students registering for FSC 8005 will pay a fee of $360. 

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 2021 Institute should be directed to Carole Benedict at

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