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UWF's 100% online, NCATE accredited Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction gives you the flexibility to earn your degree on your time. You'll get exceptional value with unparalleled faculty support - and a dissertation progression that is woven into the program from the very beginning.
What you'll gain from this program:
* The skills to effectively implement, construct and evaluate curriculum
* The ability to broaden and deepen awareness of various educational philosophies and their influences in everyday classroom practice
* Qualitative research skills - comprehend and apply new research paradigms, strategies, and techniques to better understand social change and cultural settings
* The skills to design multiple forms of assessment that tap into higher level thinking and allow students to demonstrate knowledge of processes, skills of problem solving and knowledge of concepts
* The opportunity to interact and learn from high performing educational leaders
Why Choose UWF?
* Ranked on the Forbes "Best Southern Colleges" list (2011)
* Ranked on the Forbes "Best Research Universities" list (2011)
* Designated as a "Best Southeastern College" by the Princeton Review (2003 2013)
* A Forbes "Top 100 Best Buy College" (2011)
* Named a College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com (2011)
* Dedicated faculty includes a Fulbright Scholar
Note: Students must take either EDF 8486 Advanced Qualitative Methods or EDF 8936 Advanced Quantitative Methods. * EDF 8289
Curriculum Design Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EDF 6475
Qualitative Research I-Methods Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EDF 7191
Psychological Foundations Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EDF 7407
Educational Stat II Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EDF 7489
Advanced Research Methods Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EDF 7685
Educational Foundations: A Philosophical and Multicultural Analysis Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EDF 8486
Advanced Qualitative Methods Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EDF 8936
Advanced Quantitative Methods Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EDF 7573
Contemporary Curriculum Issues and Theories Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EME 7063
Research on Emerging and Innovative Technology Systems Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EDG 6335
Advanced Instructional Design & Product Development Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EME 7938
IT Research Design Seminar Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EME 6256
Creativity and Innovation in the Learning Organization Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EDG 7458
Analysis of Alternative Assessment Methods Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EDG 7990
Assessment Models Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EME 6314
Technology for Leaders Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EDF 6725
Critical Issues in American Education Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EDG 7221
Curriculum Issues and Theories Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EDA 7217
Effective Communication Techniques Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 * EDA 7931
Seminar with High Performing Educational Leaders Duration: 8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
* GPA over 3.0
* GRE/MAT above 50th percentile
* Clear articulation of how an Ed.D. fits into your professional/personal career goals
Faculty admissions committee reviews each candidate and approves admissions based on a profile.
English Language RequirementsIELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80
Individual Class Withdrawal
After the drop/add period, a student may withdraw from a course while remaining in other course(s) through approximately the tenth week of instruction of any fall or spring semester. A grade of "W" will be assigned during this period. Students may process withdrawals online through the Withdrawal app in the Registration folder in MyUWF. Students also have the option of submitting a withdrawal form to the Office of the Registrar, building 18, on the Pensacola campus or at the UWF Emerald Coast - Fort Walton Beach.
Students are encouraged to consult with their advisor prior to withdrawing from classes and to contact the Office of Financial Aid and the Cashier's Office for questions regarding fee liability or financial aid awards. Students who withdraw are not enrolled in the class as of the date the withdrawal is processed. Enrollment status (i.e., full-time, part-time) will be adjusted based on the date of withdrawal. Withdrawals count as an attempted course for repeat course surcharges and excess hours. Individual class withdrawals may not be processed after the published deadline. Students who do not officially withdraw will be assigned a standard letter grade reflective of the performance in the course.
Withdraw from All Courses (University withdrawal)
Currently enrolled students may withdraw through MyUWF. Students withdrawing from all courses prior to the end of the 4th week of a full semester will receive a grade of "WR" (partial refund). A grade of "WR" is not computed in the UWF GPA.
Students withdrawing from all courses after the fourth week through the end of the tenth week of any fall or spring semester will receive a grade of "W" in each course. Students withdrawing after the designated automatic "W" deadline through the last day of instruction will be assigned a grade of "W" or "WF" at the discretion of the course instructor(s). Grades of "WF" are computed in the UWF GPA. Withdrawal from all courses does not prevent registration for future terms. Students are not required to apply for readmission unless they have not enrolled at UWF for three or more consecutive academic semesters (including summers). Students are encouraged to consult with their advisors before withdrawing from classes and to contact the Office of Financial Aid and the Cashier's Office for questions regarding fee liability or financial aid awards. Students who withdraw from all classes are not enrolled as of the date the withdrawal is processed. Enrollment status will be adjusted based on the date.
Financial Aid Can Help Pay Your Tuition
Scholarships, grants, and loans are available. Graduate students who have been given temporary non-degree student status are eligible for institutional short-term loan assistance only.
The application period for the 20122013 academic year began January 1, 2012. The 20122013 application is valid for Fall 2012, Spring 2013 and Summer 2013 semesters.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
* Apply for a federal PIN at pin.ed.gov. The PIN will serve as your electronic signature on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). PINs are issued electronically in "real time", meaning you can elect to receive your PIN immediately on the PIN website or via email. Otherwise, it will be mailed to you through regular mail in 7-10 days.
* Complete the FAFSA, available online at * Enter UWF's financial aid school code (003955) in Step 6 on the FAFSA form.
* The results, called a Student Aid Report (SAR), will be electronically transmitted to UWF. If you use your PIN to sign the FAFSA and provide an email address, the results will be available in 1-3 days electronically. If the results are sent through regular mail, you will receive a SAR in 2-3 weeks.
* Submit an application for admission to UWF. No offer of financial aid will be made until you have been accepted for admission to UWF.
Most financial aid programs specify that you register at least half-time, maintain satisfactory academic progress, and show evidence of financial need. Receipt of a financial aid award does not guarantee financial aid in subsequent years. You must reapply for financial aid each academic year.
Know that you are getting your graduate degree from a respected and accredited university.
* Accredited: UWF has National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation. University of West Florida is also accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
* Approved: This program is approved by the Florida Department of Education for Educational Leadership Certification in the state of Florida. If you are interested in becoming a principal, assistant principal, dean, or other educational leader in a state other than Florida, it is important to refer to the appropriate state Department of Education for information about certification requirements relevant to you.