Doctor of Education (Ed. D.)

Program Overview

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is a post-master's program in education with five concentrations:

  • Curriculum & Instruction
    • The concentration in Curriculum and Instruction will meet the need of educators in areas such as staff development, program coordination, and curriculum development and graduates will hold job titles such as Curricular Specialist, Director of Elementary Programs, Director of Secondary Programs and Reading Specialist, to name a few. 
  • Educational Leadership – in PreK-12 Education 
    • The concentration in Educational Leadership is intended to prepare those educators who aspire to become agents of change and management within school districts as leaders among the ranks of principals and superintendents.
  • Educational Leadership - Higher Education
    • The concentration in Educational Leadership (Higher Education) will teach candidates to become leaders in one of many other non-public school settings, such as: Higher Education, business, healthcare, or public service. The Educational Leadership in Higher Education will prepare graduates for careers in management of professional organizations that value the organizational and leadership skills.
  • Learning Design and Innovation
    • The concentration in Learning Design & Innovation will teach candidates to become leaders in technology-enhanced learning environments. Graduates will work in schools, corporate settings, higher education, museums, libraries, and school media centers. Coursework includes design thinking, instructional design tools, and instructional product evaluation, among others.
  • Multicultural/lingual Education
    • The concentration in Multicultural/lingual Education will help doctoral candidates become leaders in diverse education. Graduates will work primarily in public and private schools and higher education, in community or government agencies, and in other educational settings. Coursework includes multicultural education, multilingual education, applied linguistics, and current topics.

 Graduates of the EdD program (all concentrations) will also be prepared for careers in academe and within the management of professional organizations that value the organizational skills acquired through the program. 

Ed.D. Doctor of Education Internship Manual


  • Curriculum and Instruction Concentration
  • Higher Education Leadership Concentration
  • Learning Design & Innovation Concentration
  • Multicultural/lingual Education Concentration
  • PreK-12 Leadership Concentration
  • Accreditation

  • Admissions Information

  • Program Requirements

  • Course Descriptions

  • Course Schedule

  • Learning Outcomes

Getting Started

Please contact Graduate Studies at 239-745-GRAD or for an application for admission and additional information about the application process. Satisfaction of minimum University and program requirements does not guarantee admission to a graduate program. Applicants should check with the program for the most up to date admission requirements prior to commencing the application process.

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