Application Deadline Nears for University’s Summer Doctor of Education Program in Oregon

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George Fox University's curriculum emphasizes moral leadership and problem-solving skills for teachers and administrators.

The summer 2012 application deadline for George Fox University’s doctor of education program, designed for teachers and administrators who wish to enhance their educational knowledge and skills in K-12 and higher education, is Saturday, Oct. 1. George Fox offers the program at its Newberg, Ore., location.

The doctor of education (EdD) curriculum emphasizes moral leadership and provides reasoned solutions to problems encountered in the process of meeting institutional and community goals. Classes focus on ethical, legal, social, political and historical perspectives on educational questions. The doctoral program also equips students to use qualitative and quantitative research tools to increase their understanding of the problems encountered in educational organizations.

The 63-credit-hour program is designed to be flexible for educators, offering modular, online and intensive summer courses that allow students to complete course work in four academic years. Students who have successfully completed appropriate course work beyond the master’s degree may be able to finish the program at a faster pace.

Students may also earn either of the two K-12 Oregon administrative licenses or endorsements in reading, English for Speakers of Other Languages or library media while completing the doctorate of education. A separate admission application is required for either the initial or continuing administrator license.

The program incorporates five elements: moral leadership, specialized interest, depth of knowledge, professional development and problem solving. The 37-semester-hour moral leadership core curriculum emphasizes leaders as those who seek just, effective, and reasoned solutions to problems. This curriculum provides a comprehensive framework from ethical, legal, social, political and historical perspectives applied to teaching, leading and learning within a Christian worldview.

Of the total hours required for the program, 37 are in educational perspectives courses, 18 hours are electives in an area of specialty, and eight hours are dissertation.

In regard to specialized interest, students may complete a specialization by taking additional elective courses, transferring semester hours into their programs, and/or completing practica from teaching endorsements, teaching licenses, and administrative licenses.

For more information, visit edd.georgefox.edu or contact Alex Martin, director of graduate admissions, at 503-554-2266.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian colleges in the country. George Fox is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first tier national university. More than 3,400 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 11 master’s and doctoral degrees.

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Alex Martin
Director of Graduate Admissions
503-554-2266

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