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College of Education

Doctoral Degree Programs

The College of Education offers doctoral programs in the areas of adult and continuing education, curriculum and instruction, counseling and supervision, student affairs, educational leadership, and special education.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programs

Ph.D. in Adult and Continuing Education

Graduate program designed to prepare scholars who are committed to a career with responsibilities and requirements associated with college/university faculty membership and/or interest in the development of knowledge, theory, and research.
Ph.D. in Adult and Continuing Education program booklet
Recommendation Form

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

Graduate program offering a variety of graduate-level courses in all curricular areas with specific emphasis upon trends and recent developments in practice, theory, and research. Each student’s program of study is individualized with the approval of the major professor and the supervisory committee to optimize the student’s interests, expertise, and professional goals.
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction program booklet

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

Graduate program addressing the professional leadership roles in counselor education, supervision, advanced counseling practice, and research competencies.
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program booklet
Program Recommendation Form

Ph.D. in Student Affairs in Higher Education

Graduate program designed for experienced educators, administrators, direct service providers, and leaders who want the knowledge and professional skills to assume positions in institutions of higher education, or in education-related agencies. The program emphasizes student development theory, higher education administration, and educational research.
Ph.D. in Student Affairs in Higher Education program booklet
Program Recommendation Form

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Programs

Ed.D. in Adult and Continuing Education

Graduate program providing advanced education and experience to prepare people for work in education, business, industry, government, health services, community agencies, community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, as well as many professional areas.
Ed.D. in Adult and Continuing Education program booklet
Program Recommendation Form

Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

Graduate program offering a variety of graduate-level courses in all curricular areas with specific emphasis upon trends and recent developments in practice, theory, and research. Each student’s program of study is individualized with the approval of the major professor and the supervisory committee to optimize the student’s interests, expertise, and professional goals.
Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction program booklet

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

Professional degree program principally for preparing skilled practitioners. Students who do not already hold a district-level (superintendent) endorsement may tailor course work in their emphasis area to meet that license requirement. Each student’s program of study is individualized with the approval of the major professor and the supervisory committee to optimize the student’s interests, expertise, and goals.
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program booklet
Educational Leadership Admission Standards Self-Survey

Ed.D. in Special Education

Graduate program to prepare personnel for special education administration and/or coordination of special education programs.
Ed.D. in Special Education program booklet