Doctor of Education

Dean of the College of Education: McIntosh

Chair of the Doctorate of Education Program: Theriault 

Professors: McIntosh, Rife

Associate Professors: Brasfield, Dyer, Gillham, Moser, Munger, Schilling

Assistant Professors: Coles, Crates, Davis, Grant, Parker, Recker, Theriault, Wagner, Wysocki

Assistant Professors of Teaching: Ochsner, Teeple

Mission - The College of Education

The mission of the College of Education is to prepare caring, inclusive, innovative 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 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. Preparatory programs offered by the College of Education for prospective teachers and other school personnel are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

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. Submit an online application form.
  4. Supply two letters of recommendation, which will include an assessment of the candidate’s ability to perform doctoral-level work.
  5. Submit official transcripts, which can be in the form of attested credentials from a University-recognized document verification agency, of all graduate-level work.
  6. Supply a Curriculum Vita or Resumé.
  7. Supply a Statement of Research Interest.
  8. Supply a scholarly writing sample.
  9. 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 a University of Findlay approved English speaking university, must meet the previously listed admission conditions, plus the following for full admission:

  1. Must have a verified International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 8 composite score with all bands at 7.5 or above, or an equivalent score as indicated on the University of Findlay's English Exam Admission Standards. Full admission is dependent on satisfying all admission requirements.
  2. Provide an affidavit of financial support (original), if not an American citizen or permanent resident.

Additionally, if the applicant supplies a non-U.S. school transcripts the University's Office of International Admissions and Services may require additional specific documentation. Contact the Office of International Admissions at 800-472-9502 ext. 4558 or https://www.findlay.edu/admissions/international/.

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 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: Quantitative Research and Measurement

3

EDUC 765Research II: Qualitative Research and Measurement

3

EDUC 770Research III: Research Design and Proposal Development

3

EDUC 771Research III Dissertation

1

EDUC 780Research IV: Data Analysis Coaching

3

EDUC 781Research IV Dissertation

1

EDUC 790Dissemination of Research

3

EDUC 791Dissertation Submission

0

In addition, students receiving a Doctor of Education degree are required to complete 15 hours from the superintendent, educational leadership or student support services 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

Educational Leadership

EDSP 631Collaborative Grant Writing

3

EDSP 632Evidence-Informed Decision Making

3

EDSP 633Educational Leaders as Mentors

3

EDSP 635Professional Networking and Organizations: Career Building

3

EDUC 709Performance Management Practices for Effective Leadership

3

 

Student Support Services

EDPY 611Counseling Theories and Techniques

3

EDSP 645Educators as First Responders: Crisis, Counseling, and Trauma Informed Support

3

EDSP 660Contemporary Practices in P12 School Counseling

3

EDSP 661School Counselors as Educational Leaders

3

EDSP 662Career Counseling in P12 Schools

3

Effective as of 8/09/2023
The EDAD and EDSP course descriptions may be found in the Course Description section.