Transfer students, especially at the doctoral level, are seeking the smoothest of transitions. Each course is part of an incremental process that’s intertwined with the dissertation (now called “doctoral study project” in the EdD program), something that requires every ounce of a student’s time and energy. While transferring can be a challenge for both student […]
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 […]
If you are considering returning to school to pursue an advanced degree, the likelihood of higher earnings may be one of the most appealing factors – especially for those seeking a Ph.D.
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?