PhD and EdD Information - VCU School of Education

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EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Why Choose VCU?
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School of Education ranked among the top 30
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Nationally and internationally recognized faculty
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Professors of Practice who are current or recent
administrators
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Collaborative history and partnerships with Virginia
LEAs
Two Doctoral Programs
Continuum?
Scholar
Practitioner
Ph.D.
Ed.D.
Individualized
Team-based
Courses
Experiences
Research
Practice
Dissertation
Capstone
The Ph.D. in Education Program
The Ph.D. in Education
Ph.D. in Education Tracks
Special Education and Disability Policy
 Instructional Leadership
 Urban Services Leadership
 Research and Evaluation
 Educational Psychology
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Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership Track (Ph.D.)
“The educational leadership track of the Ph.D. in
education is designed for those interested in critically
examining leadership in education. This track is
conceptualized as a set of learning experiences
that allow students to grow from being consumers
to producers of research that draws inspiration
from real-world problems of education and
leadership. Emphasis is placed on conducting
problem-finding, problem-solving, and especially
translational research.”
Coursework
Independent
Research
Exams
Ph.D.
Research
Courses
Qualifying
Exam
Concentration
Courses
Dissertation
Comprehensive
Exam
Externship /
Co-curricular
(48 Credit Hours)
The Ed.D. in Leadership
Ed.D. in Leadership
“The purpose of the Ed.D. in Leadership is to
provide leaders with authentic experiences,
appropriate knowledge and skills and
opportunities for reflection that will enable them
to succeed in organizational leadership
positions. Three analytic lenses -- equity,
accountability and learning environments -will guide learning activities and enable students
from varying backgrounds to consider learning
through common perspectives.”
Ed.D. Program
 48
hours of coursework
 Completion in 3 years
 Equity, Accountability, Learning Lenses
 Case-Study Base
 Team Instruction and Team Learning
 Technology
FAQ
Admissions:
Complete Application
 Application
Form
 Transcripts
 GRE
scores (Ph.D.) MAT scores (Ed.D)
 Personal Statement
 3 Letters of reference (FORMS)
 3 years of leadership experience (Ed.D)
 CV
 Artifacts as evidence of leadership
activities
Admissions:
Ed.D.- March 1st, 2014
MAT SCORES MUST BE RECEIVED
BY THAT DATE
Ph.D.- March 1st, 2014
OFFICIAL GRE SCORES MUST BE
RECEIVED BY THAT DATE
Tuition:
Ed.D. Tuition
(subject to change, other fees may apply)
2013-14
 $460 per credit hour
 47 off-campus credit hours
 6 online credit hours that
carry additional $55 per
credit hour technology fee
 ($460x47)+($55x6)=
$21,950
OFF-CAMPUS
2013-14
 $536 per credit hour
 1 on-campus credit hour
 $536
 Total = $22,486
ON-CAMPUS
Ph.D. Tuition
(subject to change, other fees may apply)
2013-14
 $460 per credit hour
 18 off-campus credit
hours
 $8,280
OFF-CAMPUS
2013-14
 $ 536 per credit hour
 30 on-campus credit
hours
 $16,080
 Total = $24,360
ON-CAMPUS
When Does Class Start?
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Summer begins late
May and runs through
early August
Fall begins third week
of August and runs
through mid-December
Ph.D.
Begins early-mid May,
orientation at VCU
 May-early June, site TBD in
regions, weeknights and
some Saturdays
 On-line and independent
work, early June -mid July
 Mid-end July, final meeting
at VCU
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Ed.D
I THINK I CAN!!
B-I-G Question #1:
B-I-G Question #2:
B-I-G Question #3:
CONTACTS
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EDLP Ph.D. TRACK COORDINATOR
 Dr. Whitney Newcomb
 [email protected]
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Ed.D. COORDINATOR
 Dr. Cheri Magill
 [email protected]
Visit our Website!
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For more details about these programs and
to access forms and additional links:
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http://www.soe.vcu.edu/academics/el/programs.html
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