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Advanced Graduate Handbook

Degrees Offered

There are three degree programs offered at the advanced graduate level:


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The purpose of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is to develop educational scholars with competencies to generate and extend knowledge.

Ph.D. Degree Programs and Concentrations

Curriculum and Instruction

with programs of concentration in the following areas:

Adult Education

Career and Workforce Education

College Student Affairs

(currently not accepting new students)

Counselor Education

Early Childhood Education

Elementary Education

(currently not accepting new students)

English Education/ESOL

Higher Education Administration

Higher Education, College Teaching

Instructional Technology

Interdisciplinary Education

Mathematics Education

Measurement and Evaluation

Music Education

(contact the College of Visual & Performing Arts)

Reading/Language Arts Education

Science Education

Secondary Education (Social Science concentration)

Special Education

School Psychology
Second Language Aquisition and Instructional Technology (joint program with College of Arts & Sciences)
Teaching and Learning in the Content Areas:  General

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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

The purpose of the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree is to develop the competence of educational practioners in obtaining and synthesyzing knowledge for the solution of educational problems and practices.

Ed.D. Degree Programs and Concentrations

Educational Leadership

with programs of concentration in the following areas:

Educational Leadership, K-12

Educational Leadership, College Leadership

Educational Program Development

with programs of concentration in the following areas:

Adult Education

Educational Leadership, College Leadership

Elementary Education (currently not accepting new students)

Special Education Administration and Supervision (currently not accepting new students)

Vocational Education

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Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)

The Ed.S. degree is designed to enable practioners to broaden and deepen knowledge and skills in a specialized area of education. Programs are based on the specific goals of students as they seek to improve competence in their concentration areas. The Ed.S. degree is offered in the areas of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, and Educational Program Development.

 

Ed.S. Degree Programs and Concentrations

Curriculum and Instruction

with programs of concentration in the following areas:

Adult Education

Counselor Education

Early Childhood Education

(currently not accepting new students)

English Education/ESOL

Higher Education Administration

Higher Education, College Teaching

Instructional Technology

Interdisciplinary Education

Mathematics Education

Measurement and Evaluation

Music Education

(contact the College of Visual & Performing Arts)

Reading/Language Arts Education

School Psychology

Science Education

Special Education

Vocational Education (currently not accepting new students)

Educational Program Development

with programs of concentration in the following areas:

Adult Education
Elementary Education
Vocational Education (currently not accepting new students)

Educational Leadership

with programs of concentration in the following areas:

Educational Leadership

The Ed.S. degree is a post-master's degree and may be considered a terminal degree; however, either a Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree can be undertaken after receiving the Ed.S. degree.

Note: Graduates or students enrolled in an Ed.S. program who desire to pursue a Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree, must apply for admission to the doctoral program and must satisfy admissions criteria for the doctoral program.

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Handbook Contents


Advanced Handbook
Table of Contents


General Degree Info.


Program Descriptions
& Requirements

  Ph.D.  
  Ed.D.  
  Ed.S.  



Qualifying Exams

Admission to Candidacy


Dissertation


Faculty Advisors

IRB Requirements

Graduation

Organizations

Financial Assistance

Appendices



Adv Grad Forms

NOTE: 

Most forms are available on the COEDU website.  Go to the homepage, click on "Adv Grad forms" under "Important Information."

OR check the "Forms" web page of USF Graduate Studies

Thesis & Dissertation
Instructions
(on Graduate Studies website)







  

 

 

 

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