Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 20, 2013
Michigan State University has become part of the resurgence of Ed.D. programs with its decision to offer a three-year Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership in the fall of 2013. The new program will help Michigan train a new generation of advanced system-level administrators.
The Ed.D. was first introduced by Harvard University in 1920. Harvard is in the process of replacing the Ed.D. with a Ph.D. to strengthen the school’s relationships to other parts of the university, but the Ed.D. has still become a national trend as The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate continues to redesign the degree to make it stronger and more relevant in order to distinguish itself from the Ph.D.
According to Michigan State’s website, its Ed.D will be shorter and more structured than the traditional Ph.D., following a separate design on civic engagement and practical applications. Courses will cover core knowledge of leadership for school operations, finance, curriculum, instruction, and data analysis, and instead of writing dissertations, students will work on group capstone projects intended to address a significant problem facing Michigan schools and communities.
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MSU has been preparing educators for over 100 years. The College of Education continues to improve education in our global society through a three-part mission: leadership, scholarship, and service.
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