Doctor of Education (Ed.D)

Major: Curriculum & Instruction 

Ed.D. recipient, Dr. Rita Davis DEGREE:  Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Foundations & Curriculum

Admission Requirements
1.  A minimum Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of 900 (Verbal & Quantitative), or a minimum Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score of 402, are normally required for admission.
2.  A minimum G.P.A. of 3.25 is required on the last graduate degree, either Master’s or Education Specialist. No more than thirty (30) semester hours from an Education Specialist degree may be used toward the doctorate. The advisor will recommend the appropriate Education Specialist credits to be transferred.
3.  An acceptable work experience record
4.  Four (4) letters of recommendation indicating probable success in the program
5.  Proof of the ability to write effectively
6.  An acceptable interview

The admissions committee will review and weight the entire academic and professional record in making the admissions decision. Equal weight will be given to: (a) previous graduate GPA, (b) GRE or MAT scores, (c) other variables listed above. Applicants whose standardized test scores are below those normally expected for admission will be considered for admission to these programs if: (1) the overall record (based on the above variables) indicates high potential for success in doctoral study, and (2) the applicant’s overall potential for success in the program is judged to be comparable to that of the other applicants in the admissions cycle.

General Department Requirements  
A minimum of sixty (60) semester hours of approved course work beyond the Master’s degree is required: eighteen (18) semester hours of general education core, twenty-four (24) semester hours of departmental core, twelve (12) hours of electives, and six (6) hours credit for the satisfactory completion of the doctoral dissertation. Also required is the successful completion of a written qualifying examination, a written comprehensive examination, and residency of a minimum of eighteen (18) semester hours over a period of four (4) semesters.

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Dr. Sumita Chakraborti-Ghosh
Office: 209B Clay Hall
Phone: (615) 963-5476

Dr. Celeste Williams

Office: 211C Clay Hall 
Phone: (615) 963-5446