The College of Education and Human Service's Department of Leadership, School Counseling & Sport Management offers a program of advanced graduate study leading to a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership. The program includes course work in specific areas of study and completion of a dissertation. Students are admitted as part of a cohort who complete the majority of their course work together.
Advanced graduate studies support the development of educational leaders with knowledge, vision, and commitment to work for the improvement of education through a variety of leadership roles. The interdisciplinary program draws from a number of departments and other instructional resources of the university and incorporates advanced techniques in individual assessment.
Admissions Cycle for Doctoral Program
January – March
Interviews / Admittance
Information Sessions are held on the second Tuesday of every month through December from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the College of Education & Human Services (Building 57), Room 3201.
Admission to the program requires admission to The Graduate School at the University of North Florida as well as admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership.
Applications are accepted for the fall term only of each year. Application deadline is May 1st, 2016
7a. Include a statement that you meet the minimum criteria for admissions, i.e. Master’s degree and three years of teaching or comparable leadership experience. Indicate whether you have completed a course related to educational or social science research methods.
This is a pre-requisite and must be taken before the planed doctoral program begins. Also, tell us whether you are familiar with computer-based word processing or you will commit to develop competence in computer-based word processing skills during your first semester of registration.
7b.Please ensure that you submit written answers to the following 3 questions as part of your letter of intent.
i What personal and professional goals do you hope to meet through earning a doctorate, and why do you think the UNF Doctorate in Educational Leadership is a good fit for your goals? ii What special knowledge, skills, and experiences would you bring to the program that would be of value to your classmates? iii What personal, professional and financial resources do you have to support your success in the program? How are friends and family able to be supportive? What support might you receive from your employer? Describe any dependency on scholarships and financial aid that are necessary to support your work in the program.
7c. In addition, please attach a sample of your professional writing, such as a published article in a professional journal, or a 6 to 8 page paper you have written for a graduate course, or other professional materials for which you have had primary responsibility.
For further questions, contact the program director, Dr. Janice Seabrooks-Blackmore at (904) 620-5747 or email Dr. Janice Seabrooks-Blackmore
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