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Educational Administration: Adult and Post-Secondary Ed
All Adult and Postsecondary Education students can work as administrators and professional staff to supervise, design, deliver, and coordinate high quality formal and informal education programs to adults across the lifespan. The UW Doctor of Philosophy degree prepares students for university faculty positions and staff researcher positions in Adult and Postsecondary Education.
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You may also be interested in the EdD Degree in Educational Administration, Adult and Postsecondary Education. The Ed.D. in Educational Administration, Adult and Postsecondary Education, prepares graduates for leadership positions in adult education, postsecondary education, and related fields. This includes working as coordinators, directors, deans, and senior administrators at postsecondary educational institutions (community colleges, universities, etc.).
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Educational Administration: K-12 Educational Leadership
The Doctorate Educational Administration: K-12 Educational Leadership program is 81 credit hours. Of those, 30 credits may be applied from a relevant master's degree program. The remaining 51 credit hours include 9 credits of core PhD courses, 18 credits of core educational leadership courses,12 credits of educational research courses, and 12 credits of dissertation research. Following the completion of all coursework, students take the comprehensive examination. After passing the comprehensive examination, they become candidates for the doctoral degree; they begin writing their dissertation and complete the dissertation while taking the final 12 credits. Students who complete a specific menu of educational leadership courses will also be eligible for a superintendent's endorsement through PTSB and a UW School District Certificate. This program also has a residency requirement of one semester on campus involving teaching and research activities.
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Nursing Practice
The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree is the new standard in advanced practice registered nursing education. The FWWSON has two clinical options: family nurse practitioner (FNP) and family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (FPMHNP).
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Instructional Technology
The Ed.D. in Instructional Technology program prepares students for a variety of careers (design, communication, instruction, etc.) in settings such as K-12 education, corporate and government centers, and higher education institutes. Students study the work of numerous researchers and theorists working within the fields of instruction, learning, communication, information, and design. This includes those who have proposed theoretical models of the connections between external events of instruction and internal events of cognition and learning. The Ed.D. program in Instructional Technology moves beyond the foundations of distance education, instructional design, and technology integration to focus on advanced application and research. Students apply design, development, and evaluation principles to explore authentic challenges and develop real solutions in diverse settings. Through these experiences, students learn how to use advanced research methods to explore workplace problems, design and deliver solutions, and implement and evaluate change. Emphasis is placed on in-depth mentoring and collaboration, advanced research, development of real-world applications, and training solutions offered through both face-to-face and distance delivery platforms. The Ed.D. program is 81 credits. The theory, research, and resulting instructional principles are addressed in courses in the following areas: (a) instructional design, visual literacy, and change (b) media development and production; and (c) instructional management, implementation, and technology integration. Graduate students in the program can take all of their coursework online. Students are required to attend at least two on-campus Ed.D. orientation sessions.
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