Ed.D. in Higher Education to be Offered Online by Texas Tech University

by ABBY TOMLINSON

October 01, 2010

LUBBOCK, TX (Sept. 13) – Beginning in Spring 2011, Texas Tech University's College of Education will offer an online Ed.D. in Higher Education with a concentration in Community College Administration. This groundbreaking degree program is unique within Texas public universities because it is the only program of its kind to be offered predominantly online.

The coursework required to complete the 96 credit hour degree program is offered over the span of five years, with the first cohort beginning in Spring 2011. The second cohort will not begin until Fall 2012.

"Texas community colleges are in need of highly trained professionals to fulfill leadership roles," said Stephanie Jones, assistant professor and co-coordinator for the program. "This degree program, because it affords professionals the opportunity to pursue an education and career simultaneously, will change lives, enhance careers, and strengthen Texas community colleges."

The majority of the coursework is available online, but students are required to attend an annual on-campus intensive session during the Summer I session for each of the first three years of the program.

Applicants are required to hold a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and have at least five years of experience in higher education. Preference will be shown to applicants who are currently employed full-time at a community college and plan to serve in the state of Texas. Interested individuals can learn more about the program and additional admission criteria, as well as required application steps, at www.de.ttu.edu. Students are encouraged to apply before Nov. 1, 2010.

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