University of Central Florida

College of Education for Human Performance

Child, Family, and Community Sciences (CFCS)

Educational Leadership, EDD- Higher Education Track

Degrees: 
  • Ed D.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership
  • College Teaching
  • Community College Leadership
  • Student Learning & Development

Contact

Dr. Kathleen P King
P O Box 161250
Orlando, FL 32816-1250

Program Statement

The Higher Education track in the Educational Leadership Ed.D. program has been designed to broaden the administrative knowledge and skills of higher education professionals who bring to the program a prior experience in higher education and prior discipline specialization (a master's degree). Our program emphasizes a dynamic focus on research and theory and practice to inform current professional application, growing academic learning, and preparation for dissertation and continuing research. In addition, our experienced and talented faculty are dedicated to mentoring higher education doctoral students through the many changes included during their studies across and within academic, professional and intellectual development.

Students admitted to the program are typically employed in teaching, research, and administrative positions in community colleges and universities or education related agencies. Our students and alumni are leaders at all levels and in all roles of higher education administration, student services, faculty and support from directors to staff, VPs to CEOs, and faculty positions.

Timeline to Completion: Our doctoral students can reasonably expect to complete the program in the equivalent of three years of full-time study. If students are enrolled part-time, the time span could be three to six years.

Meets ACPA Commission for Professional Preparation Standards: 
Yes
Meets CAS Standards: 
Yes

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
5
Adjunct: 
4
Total Program Credit Hours: 
63
Average Time to Degree: 
3-4

Visitation Program

No

Requirements

Entrance Exam: 
  • GRE
Assistantship Required: 
No
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
No
Attendance: 
  • Full time
  • Part time
Program Delivery: 
  • In-person
Course Schedule: 
  • Evening
Thesis: 
Yes
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
No