University of the Cumberlands EdD: Yeah, I enrolled

Discussion in 'Education, Teaching and related degrees' started by SteveFoerster, Jan 29, 2014.

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  1. mattbrent

    mattbrent Active Member

    Hi Tom,

    UC takes up to 18 hours of transfer towards the specialty area. If your 9 credits are in education, they'll probably take those because education is one of the areas they list. My 18 were from history from my second masters degree.

    -Matt
     
  2. Tom729

    Tom729 New Member

    Wait I thought that the specialty credits had to be from another doctoral
     
  3. Tom729

    Tom729 New Member

    I have a masters in secondary education in social studies, and a total of 8 graduate history courses.
     
  4. TMW2009

    TMW2009 New Member

    The AoS credits can come from any graduate degree, but cannot come from the master's degree used to enter the program, unless it is one of the 'extended' degrees that requires 45-60 semester hours to complete. If you have one of those, a second master's degree, or credits beyond that master's degree, they will review them to ensure they meet a certain level of quality (they say 20 page written assignment in the catalog, but that's somewhat debatable, seems more like a bit of posturing on their part), so make sure you keep all of your syllabi. The AoS credits all have to be in the same academic area; if you transfer in education credits for your AoS, you'll complete any remaining credits in education. If you transfer in history, you'll complete any remaining credits of the 18 in history.
     
  5. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    My 18 credits that transferred into UC were from two previous doctoral programs in which I'd earned some credit. They were doctoral programs in education, so yes, my specialization is in education. That was nearly all of the credit I'd previously earned at the doctoral level; UC accepted enough of what I'd done before that only one course I ever completed elsewhere was "wasted".
     
  6. Tom729

    Tom729 New Member

    Thanks for clarifying. I'm confused about one thing though...maybe I misunderstood this requirement to exist for the PhD as opposed to the ED.D. Why would the specialization requirement exist for the phd? The phd is in leadership. Now that I think of it I can't imagine why the school would not take any of my classes since the two programs are almost identical.
     
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    It really wouldn't have been misnamed had they referred to it as educational leadership. The only differences between it and the EdD are that the PhD requires an additional course in leadership and an additional research methods course, and that the EdD dissertation is more based on practice and the PhD dissertation is based more on theory.

    That I don't know. I'd think they would take them in transfer if that's the case.
     
  8. mattbrent

    mattbrent Active Member

    They took 18 hours of history from my MA, which was my second masters. All I did was provide a transcript. They never asked for course descriptions or syllabi.

    -Matt
     
  9. Tom729

    Tom729 New Member

    To Matt and Steve,

    Thanks for all the info. Just two final questions. Does UC have a residency requirement for the PhD or EdD?

    And how long is each semester? 8 weeks or 10 weeks?

    Thanks again.
     
  10. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    No, there's no residency requirement. Terms are eight weeks long, so there are six of them per calendar year.
     
  11. mattbrent

    mattbrent Active Member

    From what I understand, they'd like for you to come to campus to take comps, but that's not a 100% requirement. They will allow you to take them elsewhere. I'm not near that yet, but I may end up going there just so I can say I did.

    -Matt
     
  12. TMW2009

    TMW2009 New Member

    Yeah, I was considering doing the same - as long as I can do it in the spring or fall... Winter in Kentucky is too cold, and summer can get too muggy/hot.
     
  13. Tom729

    Tom729 New Member

    Btw, how much do books cost per class at UC?
     
  14. TMW2009

    TMW2009 New Member

    In the four classes I've taken so far, it's ranged from $0 (no book needed) to around $150 per class. I also went the rental route this term. I'd say stay away from Barnes & Noble for renting - the price isn't too bad for 8 weeks, but the books came in looking like they'd been run over by a truck eighty or ninety times and they're falling apart.
     
  15. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Same. For the course I just finished I had two books that were several years old so I was able to find used ones online for cheap, and one that I got shipped to me from the university library for free. I haven't paid triple digits yet for books for any course there.
     
  16. Tom729

    Tom729 New Member

    I guess that's good news. One thing about ACE is that at no time throughout the program will a student be required to "purchase" any book. Part of the tuition includes access to a rather large array of databases containing various publications, journals, etc.
     
  17. Tom729

    Tom729 New Member

    So the admissions office finally got back to me today. They will accept 18 of my masters credits if I specialize in education. I plan to apply immediately.

    everybody wish me good luck!!
     
  18. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Awesome! :banana:
     
  19. mattbrent

    mattbrent Active Member

    Yay! Glad to have you (almost) on board!

    -Matt
     
  20. DxD=D^2

    DxD=D^2 Member

    Wait. Really!? So if I were to get a master certificate that had 18 units in psychology that they would possibly count it toward the 18 units of electives? If that's possible, that would be a heck of a deal. :) I'll have to inquire with UC once I finish up my master's at SNHU. ;)
     

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