University of the Cumberlands EdD: Yeah, I enrolled

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

  1. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    If it were a certificate that you earned after the Master's degree, and it didn't duplicate your MS courses, then maybe. Although at that point you may as well just take 18 semester-hours of psychology at Cumberlands, since they offer it and it's not expensive.
  2. Tom729

    Tom729 New Member

    Since I have to take either the GRE or the MAT to gain accepatance i plan on going the MAT route.

    Did anyone find this exam to be difficult?
  3. DxD=D^2

    DxD=D^2 Member

    That's true, but sometime but I was thinking about getting a certificate from College Credit Connection. The graduate credit comes from Vanguard University and is 1/3 the cost or less than CU.
  4. TMW2009

    TMW2009 New Member

    I really liked the MAT. It's a weird test though; the content is almost so broad that you can't specifically study for it. You have to be able to figure out the pattern of the analogy and then select which of the options completes the analogy via that pattern. I did have a few numbers/math questions on mine, one or two that consisted of cities, and one or two that consisted of writer's names if I recall correctly. I found the test itself to be really fun and each question was a puzzle for me to figure out.
  5. Tom729

    Tom729 New Member

    I'm a terrible test taker. I am becoming acquainted with the pattern flows. Some/many of the words are obscure words that. I've never heard of. Other questions are so easy a third grader could make the connection. UC and pretty much every other school requires a minimum of a 400 on the MAT.

    What does that translate to for a raw score?
  6. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    400 on the MAT is exactly in the middle: 50th percentile. Not sure what that is for a raw score.
  7. CliffK

    CliffK New Member

    Hey all. I just registered for this site but have been lurking for a while and love all the information here. I was wondering if I could get an update on how the PhD/EdD is going for everyone at the University of the Cumberlands. I am finishing my master's degree next month and am contemplating my next step. Originally I was thinking about a second master's but seeing the quality of online PhD programs I am now thinking about this route.

    Every single aspect of the University of the Cumberlands program looks great except for the requirement of being in front of the computer at a certain time. Although from the US, I am now a school teacher in Korea. Evening in the United States would be late morning here in Korea- a time when I am usually teaching. I will be getting a new teaching assignment in August, so I'm hoping at that time I could ask my new employer if I could be free for that hour or two every week to take my course. If anyone could elaborate on how the requirement of being in front of the computer works, and if there is any wiggle room in that I would be most appreciative.

    I contacted Dr. Vann with a few questions and he got back within 24 hours and sent me the dissertation handbook and degree catalog. It really seems like well-run (and very affordable) program so I hope I can make this work.
  8. isaacabrams

    isaacabrams New Member


    Good luck with this program. Dr. Barry Vann is quick to respond to any inquiry and often provides honest and blunt responses. He indicated to me this program was not for me, as my intent is to become a professor and he said this would be a "bare minimum" program for me.
  9. flannelberry

    flannelberry New Member

    I am have been following this thread with interest as Cumberlands EdD (Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision - ) was one of the ones I have been considering. I was wondering if it would be alright to ask if there is a faith component to the programme? I must confess that I'm a heathen at the best of times and would not like to undertake a programme where I might be offending people inadvertently - especially since I would be 'on their turf' so to speak. Thanks.
  10. SE Texas Prof

    SE Texas Prof Member

    I have been watching this forum for some time and have really enjoyed the insights into UC. I decided to finally take the plunge and apply to UC. Tomorrow I have my interview and I'm hoping that everything goes well. I'm look forward to jumping right into the program and have been encouraged by everyone else that has made the transition into the doctoral program at the University of the Cumberlands. I've opted to pursue the PhD in Leadership with a cognate in business.
  11. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

  12. wmcdonald

    wmcdonald Active Member

    Good luck to you.
  13. DxD=D^2

    DxD=D^2 Member

    Wait, so you don't have actual discussion boards, such as I have in BlackBoard? You have chat/voice (similar to Skype or VOIP) discussion in lieu of typing out your thoughts? Other than that, are there any online assignments that imitate discussion board-like assignment?
  14. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Most courses have a weekly live session and an asynchronous discussion each week. Cumberlands uses Blackboard for both these and everything else besides, including assignments and exams.
  15. SE Texas Prof

    SE Texas Prof Member


    I received confirmation from Dr. Vann this morning that I have been accepted to the PhD in Leadership program. Again...I thank everyone for their support and feedback during this process
  16. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Awesome! :banana:
  17. AMECTack

    AMECTack New Member

    I've enjoyed this thread so far, and would like to how if the experience is still positive?
  18. SE Texas Prof

    SE Texas Prof Member


    I just started UC in May and I can say that this university is awesome! It has been a great experience and has challenged me in ways I never knew. I've taken a class in the Change Process and Learning in Adulthood. Both were taught by great scholars who really care about you as a student. I'm in my third class called "Online Learning and Teaching" and think this class will really challenge me to do great things.

    UC really works with you early on to start thinking "disssertation". I have some nervousness, but I feel fortunate that faculty really want me to succeed. If you are interested you need to call UC and ask for Dr. Barry Vann and he'll help you out. I'm working towards the PhD in Leadership with a concentration in business.
  19. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    The Change Process, a mix of HR development and human geography, was one of my favorite courses. At this point I've finished all but two courses and my experience has remained very positive. I would definitely recommend people pay close attention during Inferential Statistics in Education, it was no cakewalk, at least for me. It's weird to think that (knock on wood) in January I'll be in the dissertation phase. My experience has been similar to Rodney's in that the dissertation is mentioned from early on, which I appreciate.

    AMECTack, if you have specific questions, please feel free to ask.

    Also, there's an informal Facebook group for those in the program, or really for any who would find that interesting.
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  20. mattbrent

    mattbrent Well-Known Member

    Of course, I have to chime in, too! I'm having a good time as well. The only negative experience I had was enrolling in a business course to meet one of the PhD requirements. All of my other main courses had required weekly sessions. That course did, too, but it was structured like a Phoenix course in which we had to log on every day and post something. That structure is one of the reasons I opted NOT to go with Phoenix, and so I dropped the course. (The wording in blackboard, by the way, was virtually word for word what Phoenix uses, and I only knew that because I teach for Phoenix, too.)

    The rest has been phenomenal. I struggled a bit with Statistics, too, and I'm probably still going to end up taking it again at my community college through our employment benefits. Like Steve, I should be on the dissertation phase come January, assuming this semester goes well!


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