Doctor of Education (Ed. D.)

Program Overview

Welcome to our dynamic Doctor of Education program, offering diverse concentrations to shape the next generation of education leaders.

Ed.D. program graduates, across all concentrations, will be well-prepared for careers in academia and leadership roles within professional organizations. The acquired organizational skills are highly valued, positioning graduates for success in diverse professional settings.

Available Delivery Format(s): On Campus

Application Information

The deadline for application of Tuition Waivers:

Fall Deadline: March 1st, 5:00 p.m.

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Our five unique concentrations:

Curriculum & Instruction
Explore our Curriculum and Instruction concentration, tailored for educators. Graduate ready for roles like Curricular Specialist, Program Director, and Reading Specialist. Equip yourself for success in diverse educational avenues. Your journey to impactful education starts here.
Educational Leadership in PreK-12 Education
Embark on Educational Leadership to be a change-maker in schools. This concentration readies educators for roles like principals and superintendents, shaping the future of education. Your leadership journey begins here.
Educational Leadership in Higher Education
Choose Educational Leadership in Higher Education to lead beyond PreK-12 school settings. Learn skills for roles in Higher Ed, business, healthcare, or public service. Graduate ready for management in organizations valuing your leadership and organizational expertise.

Learning Design and Innovation
Opt for Learning Design & Innovation to lead in tech-driven learning. Launch your career in schools, corporate settings, higher ed, museums, libraries, and media centers. Gain expertise in design thinking, instructional tools, and product evaluation. Your innovation journey begins here.
Multicultural/lingual Education
Select Multicultural/Lingual Education to lead in diverse learning environments. Graduates excel in public/private schools, higher ed, government agencies, and community settings. Dive into coursework covering multicultural education, applied linguistics, and current topics. Your leadership journey in inclusive education begins here.


In order to provide opportunities for professional growth, Ed.D. internship field experiences are expected to be different from their primary employment responsibilities. Candidates in the Ed.D. program should thoroughly review the internships manual for information regarding planning an internship, site and mentorship selection, associated responsibilities and the internship application form.

Ed.D. Internships Manual


  • Curriculum and Instruction Concentration
  • Higher Education Leadership Concentration
  • Learning Design & Innovation Concentration
  • Multicultural/lingual Education Concentration
  • PreK-12 Leadership Concentration
  • Accreditation

  • Admissions Information

  • Program Requirements

  • Course Descriptions

  • Course Schedule

  • Learning Outcomes

Getting Started

Please contact Graduate Studies at 239-745-GRAD or for an application for admission and additional information about the application process. Satisfaction of minimum University and program requirements does not guarantee admission to a graduate program. Applicants should check with the program for the most up to date admission requirements prior to commencing the application process.

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