Pam Downing – Doctor of Education


Q: What is your name, program and hometown?
A: My name is Pam Downing, I’m from Lima, Ohio and I am a student in the Doctor of Education program.

Q: What do you like most about UF’s Ed.D program?
A: It has been very helpful at this stage in my career and my life. I’m able to decide when I’m going to complete assignments and I can log on at my convenience. The professors respond to my questions immediately and I don’t feel any disconnection. I also work late hours, so if I had to have a schedule for my coursework it would be a great challenge.

Q: How would you like to further your career with your Ed.D?
A: I want to have more of an impact in the field of education. My goal is to continue in administration at the high school level and I would also like to do some research and writing, be an advocate for the field of education in the state of Ohio and I would like to teach future teachers and administrators.

Q: Would you recommend The University of Findlay’s Ed.D program?
A: I would definitely recommend The University of Findlay’s Ed.D program to coworkers and friends, and I’ve already done so. In fact, several people who I have recommended have already applied and are involved in the cohorts. At any level of education, I would recommend The University of Findlay. They do a wonderful job preparing their teachers and administrators for the field. I fully knew what to expect in my new position, and I believe as I move forward in my career they will have prepared me well for that next step.

Students who follow the College of Education’s suggested course track are typically able to complete the program in as little as 3 years.
Findlay’s Doctor of Education can be completed entirely online. Students need only be present on-campus during a one week summer institute. All online courses are aligned with Quality Matters standards.
All of UF’s education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The traditional process of coursework, comprehensive examination and the development of dissertation equips candidates with a solid knowledge base, as well as strong skills applied through research in education.
Learn from the best! Instructors all are licensed in their fields, and many have more than 20 years of teaching experience.
UF’s Doctor of Education provides an innovative approach through a cohort model, cutting edge instructional methodologies to deliver coursework online and the integration of the dissertation process throughout the program.