Internships & Directed Independent Study

Internships give students in-depth experience in settings that are not possible within the university classroom. The opportunity to intern in an international, business, or government setting will enrich the doctoral experience. All internships are carefully planned and completed under the guidance of a university faculty member.

Students in the Ed.D. Program must complete internships as indicated in the Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Administration, and Higher Education program of study. The internship requirement may differ within each concentration. Additional internships may be taken as electives. Internships are offered throughout the semesters including summers.  

EDL 661 Education/Government Internship (2 credits)

This course is a focused internship for candidates who are placed in an educational or government setting to intensively study innovation, leadership styles and data-driven decision-making.

For more information, contact Dr. Steven D. Hooker at hookersd@uncw.edu.

EDL 664 International Internship (2 credits)

This course is designed to provide first-hand international experiences in observing and analyzing diverse cultures and philosophies and how they impact educational decisions in international educational settings. Contact your program coordinator for a listing of approved travel destinations to fulfill this requirement.

EDL 663 Business Internship (2 credits)

This course is a focused internship for candidates who are placed in a business setting to intensively study innovation, leadership styles and entrepreneurship as it relates to leadership.

For more information, contact Dr. Marsha Carr at carrm@uncw.edu

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EDL 691 Directed Independent Study (2-3 credits)

Students may elect to work directly with a faculty member on a project or research of mutual interest in an independent study. Faculty must complete paperwork prior to students enrolling in EDL 691. Contact faculty directly to arrange for independent studies. Only one independent study is available per degree program.

EDL Internship Manual

EdD Internship Manual (Includes 661 and 663 Syllabus and Course Requirements)