Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction: P-12 Disciplinary Concentration
- Total Credit Hours: 55
- Degree Format: Hybrid
The Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: P-12 Disciplinary Concentration degree offers an engaging and flexible educational model designed to fit the busy schedules of working professional educators in a variety of instructional fields. Our innovative program provides practical opportunities for students to relate theoretical foundations to curricular and instructional issues facing schools and other educational systems. You will enjoy learning from our quality faculty whose real-world experience and knowledge has been acquired through many years learning, researching, and working in the domains of our field. Our program is delivered through a combination of online and face-to-face courses. 10 of the required courses are taught completely online requiring you to never physically come to our campus. There are five research sequence courses that are taught in a hybrid format that include occasional face-to-face classes meetings in Valdosta up to four Friday nights and Saturdays per semester. Electives will vary in delivery format based on your approved selections, and they must align with your certification field.
Advantages of this program are:
- Approved by the GaPSC.
- Students holding a valid GaPSC Standard Professional certificate (or higher) qualify for the Alternate Level 6 Certification Option upon successful completion of 36 credit hours and an approved portfolio.
- Students holding a valid GaPSC Standard Professional certificate (or higher) qualify for a Level 7 Certification upon successful degree completion.
- No GACE exam required
- Available concentrations include:
|English||Behavior Sciences||Art ED|
|Language Arts||Library Media||ESOL|
|Political Science||Instructional Technology||Health & Physical ED|
|Reading||P-12 C & I||Early Childhood ED|
|Science||Trade and Industrial ED||Middle Grades ED|
|Social Science||SP ED Adapted Curriculum||Secondary Education|
|Spanish||SP ED General Curriculum|
Cost and Length of Program
The prescribed Ed.D. C&I course sequence will allow you to complete the coursework phase of the program within 30 months; we only admit for a fall start date. The dissertation process varies from student-to-student, but most can complete their dissertation in 18 months. Costs will also vary by student because we allow transfer credit for up 2 qualified courses. Based on completing 46 course hours and 9 dissertation hours, the cost of the program is *$19,887 including standard University fees. We encourage you to compare our cost with any other institution. We think you will be pleasantly surprised to see what a great value VSU is.
*Estimated cost computed based on Fall 2013 rates.
|Required Documents||Admission Requirements|
|Online Graduate Application||
|One Official Transcript from each institution where you have previously enrolled (undergraduate and graduate).
(Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at VSU will be obtained by the Graduate School.
|Graduate Record Exam or Miller Analogies Test||
GRE or MAT scores are required.
Recommended minimum scores for GRE:
|Valid Educator's Certificate||Must hold a valid educator's certificate, or equivalent, in an available concentration area.|
(General Recommendation Form Required)
|Recommendations from professionals who can assess professional qualifications & potential for successfully completing the program.|
|Doctor of Education Biographical Career Goal Statement
|The Doctor of Education Biographical Career Goal Statement will serve as a writing sample.|
|Resume||Must have 3 years minimum acceptable school or related agency experience.|
|VSU Medical Form
Page 1 of Medical Form
Page 2 of Medical Form
|Verification of Lawful Presence
(For applicants who believe they qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.)
Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to ensure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.
IMPORTANT PROGRAM INFORMATION
International applicants must meet all admission criteria and documentation requirements as defined by the program, however, additional documentation may be required. Please review the information below for specific information and guidelines.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Applicants whose first language is not English (based on country of citizenship) must submit official scores on the TOEFL exam or IELTS exam. International applicants whose first language is not English but who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution may be exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement.
- Certificate of Finances - The Certificate of Finance is required of any applicant requiring a student visa to enter the United States to complete his or her studies. This document is considered a part of the application for admission and applications will not be reviewed without this document. Applicants who do not require an I-20 student visa to complete their studies are exempt from this requirement.
- Evaluation of International Transcripts - Applicants who have completed coursework at an institution outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of the coursework. This transcript evaluation must be completed by an international education credentials evaluation service such as Josef Silny, ECE, etc. The transcript evaluation does not replace the transcript requirement. Official transcripts are still required.
- The Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction program ONLY admits Regular Status students.
- Probationary Status is not available for Doctor of Education programs at Valdosta State University.
- Irregular Admission is not available for Doctor of Education programs at Valdosta State University.
For admission questions about this program, please contact the Graduate School by phone, email, or stop by our office.
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Valdosta, GA 31698