PMC:- 24 credits
MSA.: 42 credits
Certificate in Social Justice Education: 18 credits
Ed.D.: 54 credit hours (up to 18 hours from the UNCG Ed.S. program can be applied to it.
Ed.S.: 33 credit hours
The Phd on the average takes 5 years, some less to complete the degree. The graduate school allows 7 years to complete the degree. If a student takes 9 credits (= full time) a semester, 48 hours of courses will be completed in 2.5 years (with one summer session), if taking 6 credits, students will be done with coursework in 3.5 (if courses are taken during the summer too). Then approximately 1.5-2 years are dedicated to comprehensive exams, proposal and dissertation completion.
The Certificate in Social Justice Education is 18 credits and students can finish in one year if they take 9 credits each semester. The required courses are offered in the fall and spring semesters. The graduate school allows 5 years to complete the post-masters certificate. So a student can progress at whatever pace is appropriate for their studies. We do not require a student to be enrolled full time.
Post Master’s Certificate (PMC): 2 years
PMC: 1 year for the online PMC and 2 years for the face-to-face
Master of School Administration (MSA): 2 years to complete
Ed.S.: 2 years to complete
Ed.D.: If the student completed the EdS at UNCG, it will typically take 2-3 years to complete the EdD. Otherwise, it will typically take 4-5 years to complete the EdD.
Full time enrollment is 9 credit hours per semester. Financial Aid requires that students enroll in at least 4.5 credits per semester to be eligible. Students who have a graduate assistantship can be counted as full time if they only take 6 credits. Once students enter into candidacy (once proposal is approved) 3 credits of 799 is considered full time. If the student is solely enrolled in the Certificate in Social Justice Education, he/she/they will not be eligible for financial aid.
Most courses are offered F2F, but a few number of them are hybrid or online.
M-Th 4:00-6:50 or 7:00-9:50pm. The PMC classes are offered on Tuesday from 4:00-9:50. The courses are offered on campus
In the Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations department, the EdD is typically completed by K-12 administrators/practitioners and most courses involve looking at education from a leadership lens in the K-12 realm. The PhD looks more broadly at education as it exists both inside and outside schools; students come from a similarly wide range of professional backgrounds. Both programs culminate in a dissertation, and there is sufficient flexibility in both program’s plans of study for students to take courses in both realms.