Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Minimum Total Hours: 54 post-master’s
CIP Code: 13.0301
Dept. Code: CNI
Major/College Codes: EPD ED
Educational Innovation (EIN)
Elementary Education (EEE)
Note – not all concentrations are available every semester. Prior to submitting the admission application, check with the Graduate Director to confirm if the concentration of interest is available.
This major shares core requirements with the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction.
Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Refer to individual concentrations for Contact Information.
The Doctor of Education degree is available in Educational Program Development with concentrations Educational Innovation and Elementary Education. The focus of this degree program is on the improvement of educational practice. Although research skills are recognized as being the basis of any doctoral program, the Ed.D. is considered more a practitioner’s than a research degree.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
- Three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly to the program. These must be from professional sources, and, if possible, should include at least one reference from a USF faculty member.
- Favorable recommendations from program faculty.
- A master’s degree from an accredited university in education, a related professional field, or a specialization for which the student plans to develop educational programming or the equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution
- An optional personal interview with the program faculty if the applicant has no previous relationship with the faculty.
- Evidence of two years of successful professional experience in education or an education-related setting.
- A personal statement indicating reasons for applying for the program, pertinent personal and professional qualities and dispositions, and training, experience, and credentials relevant to the pursuit of the doctorate.