Application. Prior to applying for the Doctor of Education Program, a student must meet and attach to the application evidence of the following criteria:
1. Hold a master's or educational specialists degree from a college or university accredited by the regional accrediting agency and/or the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
2. Hold a minimum of two years of successful teaching experience or its equivalent.
Admissions. Admission to the doctoral program is contingent upon the student obtaining a minimum composite score on the following criteria:
1. Graduate Record Examination (Verbal and Quantitative Subscores).
2. Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) - Writing Essay Test or the GRE Writing Assessment.
3. Grade Point Average on all graduate work completed.
4. Portfolio. The student is to submit a portfolio to the Doctoral Program Coordinator according to the guidelines from the College of Education and Human Sciences. A structured interview may be scheduled by the track coordinator as needed.
Coursework. A student is required to complete admission requirements during the first six hours of doctoral coursework. The student's program of studies must be approved by his/her major committee, and courses taken prior to being admitted may or may not be applied toward degree requirements.