Fall 2000
Vol. 17 No. 3
Publication Number:
USPS 244-800


Turkey Creek Vigil

It's the Excitement'

Genome Research Yields Quick Returns

Samford Ranked Fifth in South by U.S. News & World Report

Education School Scores High in Effective Teacher Preparation

Faculty Accolades

Upcoming Samford Tours

ODK Seeking 50 Exemplary Alumni To Mark Society's Anniversary

Manis Biography Wins Lillian Smith Book Award

University of Georgia Beckons Garver, Hanson with Sizable Postgraduate Packages

Alumni Office Seeks Samford Traditions

Sequoyah, Cunningham Join Men's Hall of Fame

Samford Begins Offering Doctor of Education Program

Deupree Recognized for Fighting Illiteracy

Tillette: Men's Team One
Big Question Mark

Cochran, Moore Lead Veteran Women's Basketball Team



Fall 2000

Samford Begins Offering Doctor of Education Program

Samford's new Ed.D. degree program is made to order for professionals working in the education field. The doctor of education program offers late-afternoon courses and a curricular emphasis on solving the real-world problems confronting today's educators.

The Ed.D. program began this fall in the Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies with 30 enrollees.

"The program is in response to education alumni who have urged Samford to offer a doctorate in educational leadership," said Dr. Maurice Persall, director of the education school graduate program.

"Samford has met this need by creating a rigorous, challenging and relevant program," he added.

Ed.D applicants must have a minimum 3.7 grade point average for all previous graduate work and a minimum score of 900 on the Graduate Record Examination or 46 on the Miller Analogies Test. To earn the degree, candidates must complete 60 graduate course hours, pass oral and written exams and research and write a dissertation.

Persall said the new program has attracted "a highly qualified group who are leaders in their own school systems."