Welcome to the Doctor of Education in Program Development at the USF College of Education!

Educators working together in the library

Education is a huge and growing enterprise that involves millions of students and tens of thousands of educators in schools, colleges, businesses, nonprofits, the military, government, and dozens of other settings. It is also a field that is driven by innovation and the need for creative approaches to assure that our citizens are prepared for a global environment that demands continuous learning in the face of rapid change. 

USF's Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Educational Program Development with a concentration in Educational Innovation prepares graduates to create, launch and evaluate promising, sustainable innovations in their own professional settings. The program is open to those who work in Pre-K through grade 12 settings, and is also open to post-secondary educators and educational professionals who work in the private sector, with nonprofits, or other government or service agencies.

We encourage you to learn about the program and to contact a program advisor to see if our program is the right choice as you build your career as an innovator in education.