April 4, 2011
Texas Tech University's College of Education plans to admit a second cohort for the online Ed.D. in Higher Education with a concentration in Community College Administration a year earlier than originally planned. The program's first cohort began in Spring 2011 with a second cohort slated for Fall 2012.
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 level of interest in the program exceeded expectations and prompted program administrators to offer a second cohort significantly earlier than planned. Students who are accepted to the second cohort will begin online coursework in Fall 2011. The coursework required to complete the 96 credit hour degree program is offered over the span of five years.
“We expected this program to be popular but even we were overwhelmed by the response,” Stephanie Jones, assistant professor and coordinator for the program said. “This degree program is exactly what many community college administrators previously hoped for; this is their opportunity to build their careers and strengthen the organizations they proudly serve."
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.
Successful 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 online. Applicants are encouraged to complete the multi-step application process by May 1, 2011.