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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Educational Program Development (EPD)
with a Concentration in Adult Education (EAE)

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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
CIP Code: 13.0301
College of Education (ED)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 54

Contact Information:
College of Education
Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career, and Higher Education (L-CACHE) Department (CNI)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue EDU105
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Suzanne Kirkman
Phone: 813-974-1972
Email:

Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/ache/ade/edd_ade.html


Faculty Search: Education Faculty List


Major Information

The Doctor of Education degree is available in Educational Leadership and in Educational Program Development with concentrations/ specializations in Adult Education, Educational Leadership (K-12 and College Leadership), Elementary Education, Educational Innovation, and Special Education Administration and Supervision. 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.

Accreditation Information:

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: ---
Spring: ---
Summer: ---

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • Undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 in upper level division undergraduate coursework or grade point average of 3.50 at the master's level.
  • 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 bachelor's 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 Ed.D.

For international applicants
Applicants whose native language is not English or who have not earned a degree in the U.S. must, according to university policy, submit a TOEFL score (minimum of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 80 internet-based test). See the Office of Graduate Studies website for further clarification and possible exemptions. Please check with program regarding the policy on evaluation of transcripts. For more information, please visit http://www.grad.usf.edu/graduate-admissions-checklist.asp.

Admissions Status: inactive/closed for admission

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Major Requirements

Total Minimum Hours: 54 credit hours post-master's
Core 3 hours
Statistics/Measurement/Research Design/Applied Research 9 hours minimum
Psychological and Social Foundations 3 hours minimum
Concentration 15 hours minimum
Electives 15 hours minimum
Dissertation 9 hours minimum

Core Requirement - 3 hours
EDG 7069 (3) Sustainable Innovation in Education

Statistics/Measurement/Research Design/Applied Research 9 hours minimum
Selection of three quantitative, qualitative, applied, or action research courses chosen in consultation with advisor.
EDF7408 (4) Statistical Analysis for Educational Research II

EDF7410 (4) Design of Systematic Studies in Education
EDF7438 (4) Advanced Educational Measurement I
EDF7484 (4) Statistical Analysis for Educational Research III
EDF7493 (4) Systems Approaches for Program Planning, Evaluation and Development
EDF7477 (4) Qualitative Research in Education Part I
EDF7478 (4) Qualitatiave Research in Education Part II

Psychological and Social Foundations Requirement - 3 hours
Course focused on equity, diversity and social justice chosen in consultation with advisor.

EDF7145 (4) Cognitiv e Issues in Instruction
EDF7655 (4) Organization Development in Educational Institutions

EDF6883 (4) Issues in Multicultural Education
EDF7934 (4) Seminar in Social Foundations of Education
EDF6938 (3) History of Higher Education in the United States

Concentration 15 hours minimuim
Students select from the following concentrations:

ADMINISTRATION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION (ESE) Not open for admissions.


ADULT EDUCATION (EAE)
Offered from the Department of Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career, and Higher Education (L-CACHE)
Prepares leaders for adult, continuing education, and human resource development positions in a variety of employment settings. The program is designed to develop the competencies of educational practitioners and to obtain and synthesize knowledge for the solution of educational problems and practices.

Concentration Requirements:
Students select 15 credit hours from the following, or other graduate course as approved by the Graduate Program Director. For those who have not earned a master's degree in adult education, the continuing education and human resource development specialization is the only specialization choice available.

Continuing Education and Human Resource Development Specialization
ADE 6198 (3) Effective Continuing Education for Professional Groups
ADE 7076 (3) Continuing Education in the Community College and Higher Ed.
ADE 7676 (3) Human Resource Development Policy Seminar

Career and Workforce Development Specialization
ECT 7066 (3) Foundations and Philosophy of Vocational-Technical Education
ECW 7105 (3) Vocational and Adult Ed. Program Planning and Implementation
ECT 6661 (3) Trends and Issues in Career and Technical Education

Community College and Higher Education Specialization
EDH 6051 (3) Higher Education in America

EDH 6061 (3) The Community College in America
EDH 7225 (3) Curriculum Development in Higher Education
EDH 7636 (3) Organizational Theory and Practice in Higher Education
EDH 6081 (3) The Community College in Higher Education


EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION (EIN)
Offered in the Department of Teaching and Learning
The aim of the Concentration is to foster the development of effective and judicious innovators with the capacity to plan, develop, evaluate, and revise educational improvement efforts in their institutional settings.

Students complete 15 credit hours from the following, or other graduate course as approved by the Graduate Program Director.

EDG 7695 (3) Problems of Practice in Education
EDG 7936 (6) Graduate Seminar: Leader-Scholar Community
EDG 7941 (6) Pract. Innovation in Education


ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (EEE) Not open for admissions.
Offered from the Department of Teaching and Learning


VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (EVO)

Offered in the Department of Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career, and Higher Education (L-CACHE)
The Ed.D. in Vocational Education is designed to develop the competencies of career and workforce education practitioners in a variety of employment settings. Practitioners will also obtain and synthesize knowledge for the solution of education problems and practices in the field.

Students select 15 credit hours from the following, or other graduate course as approved by the Graduate Program Director:
ECW 7066 (3) Foundations and Philosophy of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education
ECW 7168 (4) Instructional Development for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education
ECW 7105 (3) Vocational and Adult Education Program Planning and Implementation
ECT 7791 (3) Research Seminar in Vocational, Technical and Adult Education
EDG 7931 (1-4) Comparative Study of Career and Workforce Education Systems
EDG 6931 (1-4) Equity and Access in the New Economy

Electives 15 hours
At least four additional 6000 or 7000 level courses selected in consultation with advisor.

Recommended
ESE 7343 (3) Teaching and Learning in the Content Areas
EDG7207 (3) Transforming the Curriculum

Doctoral Qualifying Exam
See College requirements

Dissertation - 9 hours minimum
Students must be admitted to doctoral candidacy before they are permitted to enroll in dissertation hours.

EDG 7980 (9) Dissertation in Practice


College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

ADE6080, ADE6385, EDF6407, ADE7930, ADE7388, EVT7761, ADE7947, ADE6198, ADE7076, ADE7676, ECT7066, ECW7105, ECT6661, EDH6051, EDH6061, EDH7225, EDH7636, EDH6081, EDG7667, EDG7692, EDH7225, EVT7169, EDF7408, EDF7410, EDF7438, EDF7484, EDF7493, EDF7477, EDF7478, EDF7145, EDF7655, EDF6883,