Graduate Catalog


Doctor of Education

Dean of the College of Education: McIntosh

Chair of the Doctorate of Education Program: Scoles

Professors: Abell, Cain, Cameron, Cindric, McIntosh, Raker, Rife, Wahrman

Associate Professors: Baer, Dyer

Assistant Professors: Brasfield, Crates, Forget, Moser, Scoles, Williams

Mission - The College of Education

The mission of the College of Education is to prepare caring, competent, reflective and highly qualified professionals.

Mission - The College of Education - Doctor of Education Degree

The mission of the Doctor of Education degree is to prepare tomorrow’s leaders to plan strategically, communicate effectively in the modern world, think critically about the impact of policy and decisions and contribute to the knowledge base by conducting research in their areas of expertise.

Description

The Doctor of Education program (starting in fall 2013) features applied and professional training with dissertation support. Emphasis in the Ed.D. program is in translating research into effective systems of instruction, supervision and leadership.

Accreditation

The University of Findlay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.) Preparatory programs offered by the College of Education for prospective teachers and other school personnel are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the Ohio Board of Regents.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the doctorate program is handled through the Office of Admissions, which is the office that handles all graduate admissions to The University of Findlay.

To be considered for initial acceptance, candidates must:

  1. Possess a master’s degree from an accredited institution, with the possible exception of first-professional doctorate-degree holders, specifically when no master’s degree was offered (e.g., DPT and PharmD).
  2. Have a minimum graduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Pass a Miller Analogies Test (MAT) with a minimum score of 400. Students who score within one standard deviation of the mean score (375 or above) on the Miller Analogies Test can be granted conditional acceptance into the program, and upon successful completion of both EDUC 700 and EDUC 701 with a “B” or better in each course, can be granted full acceptance into the program.
  4. Submit an online application form.
  5. Supply two letters of recommendation, which will include an assessment of the candidate’s ability to perform doctoral-level work.
  6. Submit official transcripts, which can be in front of attested credentials from a University-recognized document verification agency, of all graduate-level work.
  7. Interview (face-to-face or online) with College of Education faculty.

To obtain full candidate doctoral status, candidates must complete EDUC 700: Writing as a Doctoral Scholar with a “B” or better.

Students whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from American universities must meet the previously listed admissions conditions, plus:

  1. Score at least 100 on a verified TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) with a minimum of 25 in speaking and 25 in writing or a verified International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic score with a minimum overall band score of 8.0. International students can take the program online and enter the U.S. for the one-week live institutes. To facilitate this, the Office of International Admissions would create a new SEVIS record with a new initial I-20 each time and the student would need to pay the SEVIS fee each time.
  2. Provide an affidavit of financial support (original), if not an American citizen or permanent resident.

Degree Requirements

Students receiving a Doctor of Education degree are required to complete the following courses

Required Courses

EDUC 700Writing as a Doctoral Scholar

3

EDUC 701Orientation to Doctoral Study

3

EDUC 703Policy Analysis: Political and Legal Principles

3

EDUC 705Strategic Planning and Continuous Improvement

3

EDUC 707Global Dimensions and Perspectives on Diversity

3

EDUC 709Performance Management Practices for Effective Leadership

3

EDUC 711Influential Thinkers: Selected Readings and Critical Analysis

3

EDUC 713Innovation and Information Literacy

3

EDUC 715Inviting Environments to Facilitate the Affective Domain

3

EDUC 750Research I: Literature Review

3

EDUC 751Research I: Dissertation

1

EDUC 760Research II: Educational Research and Measurement

3

EDUC 770Research III: Research Design and Proposal Development

3

EDUC 771Research III Dissertation

1

EDUC 780Research IV: Statistical Analysis Coaching

3

EDUC 781Research IV Dissertation

1

EDUC 790Dissemination of Research

3

In addition, students receiving a Doctor of Education degree are required to complete 15 hours from the superintendent or teaching strands:

Superintendent

EDAD 610The Superintendent

3

EDAD 611Buildings, Grounds and Facilities Management

3

EDAD 612School and Community Relations

3

EDAD 613Collective Bargaining/District Finance

3

EDAD 614Superintendent Internship

3

Teaching

EDSP 630The Leader: Facilitator of Innovation and Strategic Management

3

EDSP 631Collaborative Grant Writing

3

EDSP 632Evidence-Informed Decision Making

3

EDSP 633Mentoring and Coaching Teachers

3

EDSP 634Program Development: Curriculum Design and Delivery

3

EDSP 635Professional Networking and Organizations: Career Building

3

The EDAD and EDSP course descriptions may be found in the Course Description section.