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Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EdD)

For more than 100 years, Florida Southern College has been preparing men and women for rewarding careers in education.

The Doctor of Educational Leadership (EdD) from Florida Southern prepares teachers and administrators to advance professionally and grow intellectually.

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Apply today to start next term on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission and financial aid considerations.

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Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • Earned grade point average of 3.0 in accredited master’s degree program*
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendation Form or Letter of Reference
  • Current Résumé
  • Valid Florida Professional Teaching Certificate or an earned Master of Education
  • Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores taken within last five years**
  • Personal Interview

*If you do not have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA from your graduate degree, please submit official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score. **If you have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA from your graduate degree, then you meet the requirements for a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) exemption.

Delivery Options

A full-time schedule is comprised of two courses per semester.

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Hybrid

A combination of online and in-class courses are offered to meet the needs of your busy schedule. By enrolling in our EdD full-time, you will complete all of your coursework in two years, plus a dissertation.

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Top Reasons

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Outstanding Faculty

Composed of teachers and scholars whose research and practical experience delve straight into today’s most complex and important issues in education.

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Nationally Recognized

Florida Southern College ranked as the No. 1 Regional College in the state of Florida by the prestigious college guidebook U.S. News & World Report.

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Engaged Learning

You will experience unparalleled robust, active, and hands-on faculty-led collaborative projects that provide a rigorous academic program geared toward enriching your leadership, management, and motivational abilities.

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Program Costs

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

Base Required Fees Cost
Tuition Per Credit Hour $410
Total Credit Hours60
Program Total$24,600
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled $25 to $100

Earn FSC Vouchers

Teachers who host a Florida Southern College education student for field study or internship earn a voucher for one free Florida Southern College School of Education course. There is no limit to the number you can earn; however, they are nontransferable.

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Curriculum

Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog
EDU 7010 Educational Leadership and Theory
EDU 7020 Curriculum, Learning and Instruction
EDU 7030 Ethics in Educational Leadership
EDU 7040 Organizational Theory and Behavior
EDU 7050 Educational Politics, Policy and Current Issues
EDU 7060 K-12 Law and Governance
EDU 7070 Curriculum Analysis
EDU 7080 Finance and Resource Allocation
EDU 7090 Quantitative Analysis
EDU 7110 Educational Accountability and Student Assessment
EDU 7120 Qualitative Analysis I
EDU 7130 Policy Analysis, Implementation and Evaluation
EDU 7140 Dissertation (12 hours)