Doctor of Education Program

  • Fall admissions application deadline is April 1st for Adult and Career Education.

  • Summer/Fall admissions application deadline is March 15th for Curriculum and Instruction.

  • Summer/Fall admissions application deadline is March 15th for Leadership.

Mission

The mission of Valdosta State University’s Doctor of Education program is to provide advanced professional education for experienced practitioners to meet the educational needs and challenges of South Georgia. The program draws on the region’s cultural and social diversity to develop graduates with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for fostering equitable and inclusive educational environments. Graduates apply broad knowledge bases, critical thinking, inquiry skills, and ethical practices for the improvement of education in South Georgia.

Overview

The Doctor of Education degree program requires a minimum of 45 semester hours of coursework and a minimum of 9 semester hours of dissertation work. A GPA of 3.25 over all coursework must be maintained for a student to continue in the program. A comprehensive exam must be successfully completed at the end of coursework for a student to enroll in dissertation courses. The academic residency requirements are satisfied upon completion of two consecutive semesters of full-time coursework.

General Information and application

Applications are due each year by March 15th for fall semester admission for Curriculum and Instruction. Applications are due each year by March 15th for fall semester admission for Leadership. Please contact the Adult and Career Education for ACED deadlines. Please review the admissions requirements and complete all necessary tests and paperwork prior to the application deadline. Call: 229-333-5694 or 1-800-618-1878, option 5

Contact Information by Major

Adult and Career Education


Dr. Mary Willis 
mwillis@valdosta.edu
229-333-5928

Curriculum and Instruction


Dr. Ellen W. Wiley 
ewiley@valdosta.edu
229-333-5633

Leadership


Dr. Jerry Siegrist 
siegrist@valdosta.edu 
229-333-5633