The Doctor of Education (EdD) degree prepares individuals for positions in administration, policy development, college or university teaching, and research. The degree includes broad topics covering curriculum, assessment and accountability, professional development, research driven decision making and policy analysis through offerings in face-to-face and online course for readiness to complete a dissertation.
Individuals with academic preparation from diverse disciplines, many with a master's degree outside the field of education, are offered the opportunity to develop skills and experience to lead and implement change through contextualized learning and research excellence. Experienced faculty guide students, preparing them to contribute a wealth of new knowledge and influence developments within their organizations and communities.
Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.
The curriculum provides students the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to engage in and contribute to academic conversations through research.
Composed of professors and scholars whose research and practical experience delve straight into today’s most complex and important issues in education.
With a variety of graduate degrees from social sciences, natural sciences, business, fine arts, humanities, and education, students entering the program may focus their research on adult learners, higher education, and nonprofit organizations.
Students build strong collaborative relationships through their coursework by taking courses with students in their cohort.
Doctoral students are part of the larger Florida Southern campus community and have full access to the Roux Library, Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center, athletic events, and fine arts performances. Additionally, students engage in research marathon events that support doctoral studies through focused engagement with librarians, faculty, staff, and students across cohorts.
The Doctor of Education program is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report.
Students in this course focus on the adult learner in higher education or non-profit organizations as they apply instructional design principles to the development of instruction. This course encourages students to explore curricula through areas of inquiry that are central to their professional lives .
Howard explains why Florida Southern was the right school for him to advance his passion for education and professional goals.
The Florida Southern College Doctor of Education program has helped me to realize my potential as a scholar and a leader in higher education administration.
How exhilarating to be working towards the completion of a life-long goal! Thanks to the flexible structure and encouraging support provided by the Florida Southern College Doctor of Education program, I have found it possible to juggle my course work with my home and career responsibilities.
I am very pleased with all that Florida Southern College Doctor of Education program has to offer. At this time during my educational journey, Florida Southern College provides the resources and the hands on guidance that I need to further my education. The faculty and staff are incredibly helpful and knowledgeable in their fields.
I have found the Florida Southern College Doctor of Education Program extremely valuable in gaining greater insights into the importance of education and the part it plays in continuous process improvement and organizational success.
I was first attracted to the Doctorate in Education program at Florida Southern College for its attention and support provided by the faculty and staff. The rigor is complemented by a great team of dedicated faculty members and staff that has surpassed my expectations. My cohort colleagues bring a wealth of diverse experiences contributing to a rich student experience. They are one of the best parts of this journey. The bond that exists already, is one that will last a lifetime.
The Florida Southern College Doctor of Education Program is very rigorous and challenging and it has allowed me to explore areas of my interest related to business and financial education. I found the cost of the program to be very reasonable compared to the doctorate of business programs I explored. The program is research-based and requires a strong commitment. I highly recommend this program!
In my position with the Air Force, I'm engaged with students from across the country in diverse educational settings. The Doctor of Education program at FSC has introduced new ways of thinking that allow me to engage students and collaborate with outstanding faculty to affect positive and consequential change for the student, organization, and society. The hybrid approach and collaborative institutional support have allowed me to participate in the program and maintain a productive family and professional life balance. What a great opportunity to join a community of scholars and grow as an individual and leader!
The Doctor of Education at Florida Southern engages participants in academic and scholarly experiences, discourse, study, and research with expert faculty and peers from varied academic backgrounds and with diverse perspectives. This unique and extraordinary approach to explore a myriad of ideas, problems, issues, and solutions for the adult learner in teaching and learning environments will provide the program graduate lifelong sources of inspiration and purpose, and the knowledge and skills to create a shared path for learning for others.
A full-time schedule is comprised of two courses per semester.
A combination of online and in-class courses are offered to meet the needs of your busy schedule. By enrolling in our EdD full-time, you will complete all of your coursework in two years, plus a dissertation.
* If you do not have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA from your graduate degree, please submit official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score.
** If you have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA from your graduate degree, then you meet the requirements for a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) exemption.
** SpanTran (discount available), Academic Evaluation Services, Inc., Josef Silny, or World Education Services or another similar approved transcript evaluation agency.
*** A bank letter is a written statement on bank letterhead and signed by a bank official.
**** Must have completed an English language training program or at least one year at an English speaking institution to waive the TOEFL/IELTS testing requirement.
Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.
Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.
$250 Non-Refundable Enrollment Deposit (Upon acceptance and applied toward your first semester tuition balance)
*Tuition will be billed prior to the beginning of each semester based on credit hours. Tuition must be paid by the first day of class.
Our program uses a cohort model wherein students move through the program with the same group of students throughout the two years of coursework. Courses are delivered via a hybrid model where a typical semester is comprised of one face-to-face class typically meeting every other Saturday and one online class each semester. Summer courses meet for 7 consecutive weeks. During your first summer term you have the opportunity to make meaningful connections with other students in your cohort by meeting face-to-face for 7 consecutive weeks. One class meets every Saturday (8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.) and the other meets every Monday and Wednesday (5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.). Students’ first summer term is the only term that students enroll simultaneously in two in-person courses.
Classes are scheduled every other Saturday in the Fall and Spring from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. In the Summer, classes are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM every Saturday for the 7-week B term.
Students are considered to be full-time when taking 8 credits a semester at the doctoral level.
A new cohort begins every summer, but students may join a cohort in the fall and spring terms as well.
Students seeking financial aid should complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility.
Admission Counselor and Advisor 863.680.4914 863.225.8405
Coordinator of the Doctor of Education ProgramAssistant Professor of Education863.680.4135
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