Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership Accepted into National Consortium

April 10, 2014

Carnegie educational doctorate

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership within the College of Education at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been accepted into the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate (CPED) Consortium.

Principal Investigator Dr. Lynn Hemmer, Assistant Professor of Educational Administration; Dr. Randall Bowden, Associate Professor of Higher Education Administration; along with new faculty Dr. Steve Brown, Associate Professor of Educational Administration, will attend the CPED Convening forum from Monday, June 2, to Wednesday, June 4, in Denver, Colo., with higher education professionals from 50 institutions throughout the world.

The intent of the Carnegie Project is to redesign the Ed.D. to make it a stronger and more relevant degree for the advanced preparation of school practitioners and clinical faculty, academic leaders, and professional staff for the nation’s schools and colleges and the learning organizations that support them.  

Most of the participating education schools offer both the Ph.D. in education and the Ed.D. or doctorate of education. The blurring of the distinctions between these two degrees over the past 50 years calls for an examination of their purpose and content. This initiative is intended to help participating education schools better distinguish between the two highest degrees offered.