The University of Findlay, through the College of Education, is offering a doctor of education (Ed.D.) program, starting fall 2013. The program is available online with attendance at an annual, weeklong summer institute required. Registration is now under way.
Approved by the Ohio Board of Regents in fall 2012, and by the Higher Learning Commission this summer, UF’s Doctor of Education allows students to focus in one of two areas: superintendent or teaching and learning. The program can be completed in three years (maximum seven years) with strong dissertation support.
“A doctor of education is the highest professional degree in education,” said Julie McIntosh, Ed.D., dean of the College of Education. “Ed.Ds are recognized for their wide knowledge of theory and research and for their commitment to the improvement of educational policy.”
McIntosh added that a doctor of education is highly advantageous in the following positions: school and district administrators, curriculum developers, teacher leaders and higher education faculty.
Joining UF as Ed.D. program chair and full-time faculty member is Michael Scoles, Ed.D. Scoles is an 18-year veteran of K-12 public education and a licensed teacher, principal and counselor.
The Ed.D. degree plan includes 60 total semester hours with 9-12 hours per semester recommended for the three-year completion. Candidates receive support for their dissertation preparation throughout the program.
Admission requirements include a master’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0, two letters of recommendation, a College of Education faculty interview and a score of 400 or higher on the Miller Analogies Test. In addition, all candidates must complete EDUC 700: Writing as a Doctoral Scholar, with a B or better before coming a doctoral candidate.
The first cohort of candidates will begin in August 2013 with a maximum of 25 accepted. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-558-9060. Applications are available online at www.findlay.edu, Keyword: EDD.