Connect research and theory to practice with UF’s developmental research school, the Lastinger Center for Learning, and local schools.
Teachers, Schools, & Society
Complement coursework with teaching and service activities
In Teachers, Schools, and Society, two different doctoral degrees are offered: the campus-based Ph.D. and the online Ed.D. Both doctorates are designed to develop specialized knowledge, expertise, and leadership skills related to teacher education and professional development.
Prepares researchers for positions in higher education. These positions are often in elementary or secondary teacher education programs and frequently focus on the professional development of practicing teachers, school-university partnerships, and improving teaching and learning for diverse students in U.S. schools. Students are engaged in ongoing research apprenticeships with the faculty and other students, combining theory, research, and practice. This is a full-time, face-to-face program based on the University of Florida campus.
A doctoral program for current educators wanting to become practitioner scholars. Rather than prepping students for positions in research-intensive universities, the degree prepares professionals to draw on educational theory and research to address the pressing problems facing educational leaders today. The program is online and includes periodic face-to-face meetings on the University of Florida campus. A cohort of 20 students is admitted every other year and follow a prescribed course schedule.