Academic Advising

The primary function of the advisor is to guide the student through course work and to approve a program of study. Programs of study also require approval by the department head in the major and by the dean of the Graduate School. The initial program of study must be planned during the first semester in which the student is enrolled. Students must consult with their advisor every semester in order to be eligible to register for classes. Copies of the program of study will be provided to the student and department.


All faculty teaching in the Ed.D. program must be approved members of the Valdosta State University graduate faculty and the doctoral faculty.

The Dewar College of Education and Human Services Course/Instructor Evaluation form is to be used for all doctoral level coursework to allow for appropriate comparisons across courses. Instructors outside the Dewar College of Education and Human Services may supplement this evaluation instrument.