All programs are accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE),
the State of Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), the Board of Education (BOE), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
The doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction is
designed to meet the educational needs of regional placebound,
full-time employed professionals who will be
selected from a wide range of educational backgrounds.
These backgrounds include, but are not limited to, public
school personnel, community college and university
personnel, social and health related personnel, community
civic leaders, and military personnel. The Ed.D. program
prepares professionals in the community to assume
administrative and leadership positions and to conduct
and evaluate applied research studies that emphasize
local, regional, and state educational issues and problems.
To accomplish this task the research and course work is
substantive and focused. Rigor of the program is
maintained by recruitment and admission policies and
procedures, closely monitored curriculum development,
and benchmarks of progress such as written and oral
exams and successful completion of a dissertation.
The Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction offers
specializations in Administrative Studies; Curriculum and
Diversity Studies; Evaluation and Accountability;
Instructional Technology; Physical Education and Health;
Sciences and Social Sciences; and Teacher Education.
The criteria listed below are the minimum Ed.D. program
requirements. Each specialization area may have
additional requirements. Contact should be made with the
specialization area to determine additional requirements.