The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program offered at the University of Northern Iowa prepares you to take that next step as a leader and expert who will help transform today’s formal and informal education and community settings. With a revamped and expanded program, UNI now offers part time students the flexibility of:
- A three-year plan of study, two courses per semester with delivery online and hybrid
- A 48-credit-hour program (24 hours professional core, 15 hours intensive study, 9 hours dissertation)
- Areas of concentration included:
Allied Health, Recreation and Community Services (Next Admit Term Fall 2022) - This area of intensive study is designed to provide students with advanced planning, management, supervision and evaluation of programs in the community and its institutions.
Curriculum and Instruction - This area of intensive study is designed to prepare scholar practitioners to plan, implement, evaluate, and supervise educational programs for children, from infancy through adolescence, and adult learners, inclusive of a wide variety of diversity.
Educational Leadership - This area of intensive study in education administration prepares personnel for leadership positions in PK-12 schools and other educational services or settings.
Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs - The Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs Intensive Study Area prepares personnel for leadership positions in colleges and universities, such as department heads, directors, vice presidents, professors and consultants.
- International Application for Admission
- Hold a Master's Degree appropriate to the applicant's doctoral program and research goals.
- Transcripts of all previous academic work. A minimum GPA of 3.50 or higher for all prior graduate work.
- Submit GRE scores (+ Analytical Writing section) a regionally accredited institution of higher education (May substitute an electronic writing sample to fulfill application requirement)
- Have a minimum of three years of professional experience
- TOEFL (600/100) or IELTS (7.0)
- Writing Sample (May substitute a GRE with Analytical Writing to fulfill application requirement)
- 3 References from educators/professionals who are acquainted with your academic ability.
- Other Program specific requirements
- Applicant Statement addressing the Professional background, Motivations for seeking degree in a specific area and at UNI, Career goals, and a Statement that should articulate your professional background, reasons for seeking a doctoral degree and career goals related to your intensive study area. (1000 word limit)
- Fall Application Deadline: February 1
- Spring Application Deadline: October 1
Graduate Assistantship Requirements:
- Students must complete and submit the Graduate College Assistantship Application and the Graduate College Scholarship Application form by February 1
Contacts and More Information:
- Program of Study: https://catalog.uni.edu/collegeofeducation/healthrecreationandcommunityservices/#EDD
- Department Website: https://coe.uni.edu/edd-program (specific departments are mentioned below)
- Curriculum & Instruction: https://coe.uni.edu/curriculum-instruction/curriculum-and-instruction-edd
- Educational Leadership/Special Education Director: https://coe.uni.edu/epfls/graduate-study/intensive-study-area
- Allied Health, Recreation, and Community Services: https://coe.uni.edu/allied-health-recreation-and-community-services
firstname.lastname@example.org - Allied Health, Recreation, and Community Services,
email@example.com - Curriculum and Instruction,
firstname.lastname@example.org - Educational Leadership (Superintendency, Principal, & Special Education Director)
email@example.com- Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs