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EdD - Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

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A virtual information session for prospective adult, graduate and doctoral students interested in education programs to learn more about Florida Southern College.

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For more than 100 years, Florida Southern has been preparing men and women for rewarding careers in education.

The Doctor of Educational Leadership (EdD) from Florida Southern prepares teachers and administrators to advance professionally and grow intellectually.

Apply today to start next term on Thursday, June 18, 2020

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.

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Composed of teachers and scholars whose research and practical experience delve straight into today’s most complex and important issues in education.

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Meet Our Mocs

Lana Tatom

Lana Tatom

I am passionate about growing the next generation of teachers and leaders! Florida Southern College provides teachers and leaders the opportunity to pursue their personal and professional goals. I am thankful for all the professors that are guiding me on my journey to pursue my Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership degree. Each of them has helped me grow in my journey; to keep growing, learning and changing. We are all on this journey together to make a difference in the lives of our children, staff, and families.

Amy Weingarth

Amy Weingarth

I have thoroughly enjoyed working on my Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Florida Southern College. The doctoral program at Florida Southern College provides a course sequence that is tailored to working professional leaders. As a Principal, I utilize the research skills and practices from this program to build systems that will have a positive impact on student achievement. A huge benefit of the doctoral program at Florida Southern College is the relationships developed with colleagues and faculty. The faculty members support and guide doctoral students through coursework and the dissertation process. Florida Southern College has helped me work towards my personal and professional goals.

Timothy Warren

Timothy Warren

As an elementary principal, I have a burning desire to reach my full potential and become a change agent in education to ensure student success. Working towards my doctoral degree at Florida Southern College affords me the opportunity to deepen my knowledge of research-based educational practice that not only allow me turnaround schools, but transform them.

Lacey Jurnigan

Lacey Jurnigan

My learning experience at Florida Southern College has thoroughly prepared me to advance in my career with not only the knowledge but also the confidence to succeed. My professors and dissertation committee members were always a phone call or email away to support me through this challenging journey. This process has made me not only a better educator but a better person.

Elizabeth Russum

Elizabeth Russum

The Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership at Florida Southern College provided me with an invaluable experience in the development of professional academic skills. The faculty facilitated my learning by broadening my perspective, challenging my thinking, and preparing me to face the demands of a leadership position. The accomplishment of this life-goal has given me the necessary skills to lead with confidence in the field of education.

Beth Livesay

Beth Livesay

The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program has changed my life. My professional skills have been sharpened, my educational philosophy has been challenged and refined, and my commitment to making an excellent education attainable for all students has been strengthened. Personally, I have learned to think more deeply and listen to others more carefully.

Class Format Options

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Hybrid

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.

Program Information

Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog
Course Number Course Name
EDU 7010 Educational Leadership and Theory
EDU 7020 Curriculum, Learning and Instruction
EDU 7030 Ethics in Educational Leadership
EDU 7040 Organizational Theory and Behavior
EDU 7050 Educational Politics, Policy and Current Issues
EDU 7060 K-12 Law and Governance
EDU 7070 Curriculum Analysis
EDU 7080 Finance and Resource Allocation
EDU 7090 Quantitative Analysis
EDU 7110 Educational Accountability and Student Assessment
EDU 7120 Qualitative Analysis I
EDU 7130 Policy Analysis, Implementation and Evaluation
EDU 7140 Dissertation (12 hours)

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

2019-2020

Base Required Fees Cost
Tuition Per Credit Hour $490
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled $30 to $120

2020-2021 - Effective August 18, 2020

Base Required Fees Cost
Tuition Per Credit Hour $500
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled $30 to $120

*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.

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • Earned grade point average of 3.0 in accredited master’s degree program*
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendation Form or Letter of Reference
  • Current Résumé
  • Valid Florida Professional Teaching Certificate or an earned Master of Education
  • Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores taken within last five years**
  • Personal Interview

* 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.

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Additional International Requirements

  • Official Translated Transcripts With Course By Course Evaluation***
  • Bank Letter Verifying Funds of Sponsor****
  • Sponsor's Guarantee Form
  • Valid Passport
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS Score*****

*** World Education Services, Josef Silny and Associates, Academic Evaluation Services, Inc., or similar approved 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. Our TOEFL minimum is a 79. The IELTS minimum is a 6.5.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the program delivery?

Our program is taught on a unique hybrid model where a typical semester is comprised of one online class and one face-to-face class meeting on alternating Saturdays. This design is also based on a cohort model so the individuals in your online class will be the ones in the face-to-face class.

What are the hours of the Saturday classes?

Saturday classes are scheduled from 8:00AM – 5:00PM.

Is financial aid available?

Students seeking financial aid should complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility.

What is the cost of textbooks?

Textbook costs vary each semester, by course, and by professor.

How many classes is considered full time?

At the doctoral level, you are considered full time when you are enrolled in 8 credit hours.


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Program Contact

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Kelly Levin

Admission Counselor and Advisor
phone 863.680.4914
send text to 863.225.8405