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The UA Ed.D. in Florence: UNA, UA Officials Hold Informational Reception Monday

Mar. 25, 2010

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama and University of Alabama colleges of education will hold an informational reception Monday for educators interested in earning a University of Alabama Doctor of Education degree on the UNA campus. The event will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the UNA Guillot University Center Banquet Hall B.

UNA and Alabama anticipate admitting the first cohort group to the Ed.D. program in instructional leadership to begin this fall, with a second cohort group starting in fall 2012. Offering 100 percent of its coursework at UNA, the program will be designed for professionals working in or toward executive management or instructional leadership positions in preK-12 schools or school systems. Delivered through a cohort model, the Ed.D. will be a three-year degree, including 72 credit hours beyond the prerequisite master’s degree.

Candidates not already holding an Education Specialist degree will be strongly encouraged to first complete the UNA Ed.S. program. While up to 18 Ed.S. credit hours from other schools may be accepted, a much higher percentage of the UNA Ed.S. credit hours will apply toward the 72 hours for the Ed.D.

For more information on the program, contact Dr. Peggy Campbell at 256-765-4578 or or Dr. Rosemary Newton at