Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate receives Phase II funding

Published Feb. 28, 2011

A three-year, $700,000 grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education will support the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate as it conducts further research as part of a national effort to strengthen the education doctorate, the Ed.D.

This second phase of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) has three goals:
  • evaluating change in organizational structures of graduate schools of education
  • evaluating change in the signature learning processes, learning environments and patterns of engagement of faculty and candidates in Ed.D. programs
  • disseminating lessons learned and best practices for the design and implementation of professional practice programs to other schools of education.

Valerie Storey, director of the Ed.D. Educational Leadership program and Lynn’s CPED principal investigator, is a member of the initial research team and CPED’s executive committee.

“The institutions involved with CPED want to make the Ed.D. a high-quality degree of choice for K-20 educational leaders,” Storey said. “Much like the M.D. prepares practicing medical doctors, we want the Ed.D. to provide strong preparation for educational leaders confronted with serious and challenging educational problems.”

Since 2007, CPED has engaged two dozen colleges and universities, which have committed resources to collaborate on a critical examination of the doctorate in education. The overall intent is to redesign the Ed.D. making it a stronger, more relevant degree for the advanced preparation of school practitioners, clinical faculty, academic leaders and professional staff.