Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
The aim of the Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in Curriculum and Instruction is to prepare scholarly practitioners to be innovative leaders who can transform teaching and learning in their schools, districts, and other educational institutions in Northeast Florida. The program is designed for a wide variety of individuals including curriculum specialists or designers, school-based teacher leaders, instructional coaches, administrators who want to increase their knowledge of curriculum and instruction, educational consultants, individuals working in informal educational settings, including museums, and those interested in adult education.
The program is designed to be completed in eight semesters of active coursework and three semesters of dissertation work, though some students may take an extra semester or two to complete the dissertation.
Students take two courses each semester. All courses utilize a hybrid model and meet at times that accommodate the schedules of busy professionals. Seminars and networking events are scheduled throughout the year.
This is a cohort program. Students take courses with the same group of people throughout the program. A cohort program enables students to form friendships and support one another throughout their coursework and the dissertation. It also helps foster a community of learners and enables students to form professional networks.
Students are admitted for the Fall semester.
Early decision applications are due March 1 and regular decision applications are due May 1.
The College has a modest number of graduate assistantships available each year. Students with graduate assistantships may engage in research with College faculty or co-teach undergraduate courses.
Scholarships are also available.
Illuminate Your Future: EdD Information Sessions
Learn how a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership can illuminate your future.
Dr. David Hoppey and Dr. Kim Cheek are hosting virtual Information sessions about the UNF doctoral programs in Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction via Zoom through Spring 2022. These virtual Information sessions are walk-in based, no appointment necessary. All sessions are open to all students, former students and prospective students interested in learning more about these innovative and highly-competitive programs. Dr. Hoppey and Dr. Cheek will be available to answer any admission and program related questions. We hope to see you soon!
You can join these information sessions by joining the zoom meeting on any of the following Monday evenings from 5-6 p.m. The passcode to join the Information Session is 856592
October 4, 2021, Dr. David Hoppey
October 25, 2021, Dr. Kim Cheek
November 15, 2021, Dr. David Hoppey
December 6, 2021, Dr. Kim Cheek
January 10, 2022, Dr. David Hoppey
January 24, 2022, Dr. Kim Cheek
February 7, 2022, Dr. David Hoppey
February 21, 2022, Dr. Kim Cheek
March 7, 2022, Dr. David Hoppey
March 21, 2022, Dr. Kim Cheek
April 4, 2022, Dr. David Hoppey
April 18, 2022, Dr. Kim Cheek
If you prefer, you can contact Dr. Hoppey directly at David.email@example.com or Dr. Cheek at firstname.lastname@example.org