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The Ph.D. in Education, Occupational and Technical Studies concentration has three emphases: technology education, career and technical education, and human resources - training. The Ph.D. is delivered on campus and through the University’s distance learning system. All students must be on the Norfolk campus for two, two-week summer Institute sessions. The focus of the degree is to prepare university faculty, directors/supervisors of career and technical education, and directors of training departments in business, industry, and government.
Doctoral graduates model exemplary skills and behaviors for today's complex education and business environments.
Every individual who completes this doctoral program, regardless of his/her concentration, will develop competencies for using research and applying statistics to make data-based decisions.
Doctoral graduates use research, theory, and practice to create knowledge that is used in today’s complex educational, business, and industry environments and emerge as leaders in their chosen fields.
Program is offered both full-time & part-time.
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This course deals with organizational policy, human and financial resources, facilities, and the planning process as applied to occupational education and adult training programs.
An analysis of economic trends and issues that lead to workforce development decisions. Focus is on planning for educational and training programs to meet workforce needs dictated by local and regional economic issues. This course is designed for community college and school system personnel. Prerequisite: student must be accepted into doctoral program or have permission of the instructor.
Analyses of current research and needs in occupational and technical studies. Students analyze the literature and develop a research focus for future graduate studies.
Students entering the Doctor of Philosophy program in Occupational & Technical Studies should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Graduate grade point average.
Undergraduate grade point average.
Graduate Record Examination.
Essay, 1500 word; and goodness of fit with program goals, faculty expertise, and supporting references.
Graduate assistantships and fellowships may be available. Contact the graduate program director for information.
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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