Educational Program Development | USF College of Education

Adult education students and teachers

Welcome to the EdD in Educational Program Development at the University of South Florida! Our program prepares graduates to create, launch and evaluate promising, sustainable innovations in their own professional settings.

Create sustainable innovations in education

USF's Doctor of Education in Educational Program Development is designed to prepare professional practitioners for leadership and stewardship of the profession. We aim to help you develop strong habits of mind in the dimensions of practice of inquiry, agency, ethics of care, and reflective thinking.

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Program News

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Alumni Spotlight: Donna Knudsen, Ed.D.

A self-proclaimed "later-in-life" graduate student, Donna Knudsen didn’t think she could take her academic journey any further—until she discovered USF’s Ed.D. in Educational Program Development.

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Student Spotlight: Sara Leikin

Dedicated to her role as director of a STEM schools project in Cairo, Egypt, Sara Leikin had no intention of pursuing a doctoral degree. When she learned about USF’s Ed.D. in Educational Program Development, she felt confident in her ability to continue her studies from a distance.