Date of Award

Fall 2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


College of Education

Primary Advisor

Dr. Steven Henderson

Second Advisor

Dr. Thomas Gollery

Third Advisor

Dr. Alyson Carr


Satisfaction of delivery models between online and blended doctor of education courses were examined. Graduate students were generally satisfied in online and blended courses in relation to the instructor and the course, but the blended model was preferred and statistically significant compared to the fully online model. No relationship was found between cumulative grade point average and student satisfaction with the instructor, the course, and delivery models; however, cumulative grade point averages (CGPAs) were found to be high for both delivery models. When overall student satisfaction and instructor ratings were compared from blended and online courses, significant differences were found in relation to the course, the instructor, and delivery models. There was a statistically significant difference between overall student satisfaction with the course for the blended model and no significant difference was found between the overall student satisfaction with the instructor. Together, these findings reveal that doctorate students are generally satisfied in online and blended courses which suggest both student satisfaction in the program as well as persistence and success.