The 100% online Trident is different – it’s obvious from the first time students enter a virtual classroom. With a population of men and women from a wide variety of backgrounds, students bring their own experiences to the learning process. Understanding that many already have a solid foundation in their discipline, Trident’s instructors engage students […]
As graduation day approaches, most doctoral candidates are contemplating their future career paths. While traditional academic positions may be enticing to many of these individuals, this is not the only route for doctoral holders. Here are some effective tips for pursuing a career outside of academia with a doctorate. Transferable Skills Doctoral students gain a lot […]
In Trident’s Ph.D. in Educational Leadershipprogram, preparing for the qualifying exam requires a great deal of planning. Passing the exam is a prerequisite for advancing into the dissertation phase. The exam itself is comprised of different concepts including research methodology and theoretical frameworks, the population in the study and variables, as well as the novelty in […]
Dr. Shehnaz Khalfan-Washington, who earned her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at Trident from 2017, was startled to learn that 30% of K-12 teachers leave the profession by the end of their first year, and that 40% to 50% of teachers leave the profession within the first five years. She presented research on the subject in […]
One of the most frequently asked questions from aspiring doctoral students is, “What is the difference between a Ph.D. program and a practitioner-based doctoral program like a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)?” Knowing the differences between these two doctoral degrees will help prospective students make the best educational decision for their career goals. If a student […]
It’s been said that if you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life. Dr. Shari Farris, Department Chair in Trident’s College of Education, loves the work she does on a daily basis. She chose a career in education due to her passion for learning, and it’s this passion that drives her […]
You have a distinguished career in education and your master’s degree has served you well, but you crave advancement and, most importantly, a challenge. Some colleagues have suggested a Ph.D., while others have said that you’d be a perfect fit for an Ed.D. But what’s the difference – and how do you decide?