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Ed.D. Cohort Begins Summer 2009

We are pleased to offer a newly redesigned Ed. D. in educational administration to a cohort of leading PK-12 educators starting in summer 2009. As a member of this cohort you will follow a curriculum that is focused on preparing you to be a leader in diverse 21st century schools.

Department faculty and an advisory group of current public school and agency administrators collaborated to create a sharply-focused multi-year design that includes:

  • Integrated curriculum. Coherent course sequence mobilizes theory and research to address local problems of practice.

  • Timely content. Topics include critical issues in education for a global society, organizational dynamics and systems change in schools, educational policy and politics in diverse communities, and business dimensions of schooling.

  • Engaged instruction. Faculty use case studies and scenarios to support reflection, collaboration, and application. Expert school leaders and faculty from other U of M programs assist with instruction in selected courses.

  • Innovative Ed.D. thesis. Students investigate pressing issues in schools through applied research and evaluation projects leading to a culminating field study.
  • Classes meet one full Thursday every two-three weeks during the academic year and three weeks each summer (3-4 days per week).

    Our graduates hold top leadership positions in PK-12 schools, higher education, departments of education, and public and private sector agencies throughout the world. We look forward to admitting a new group of dynamic educators to this Ed.D. program.

    Click here for frequently asked questions about the 2009 Ed.D. cohort.
    Click here for our 2009 Ed.D. cohort flyer.