LEED: A new member of the CPED Consortium

The College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership (LEED) was accepted as a member of the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate (CPED) Consortium. CPED is a global initiative, developing an innovative Knowledge Forum of rigorous, applied research relative to impactfully improving P-20 educational opportunities. Over the past two years, the faculty in LEED have worked with members of CPED to revise the Doctor of Education program at East Carolina University by using CPED principles to ground their work.

Response from Dr. Jim McDowelle, Ed.D. program coordinator for the Department of Educational Leadership:

The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) is a Consortium of colleges and schools of education, which have committed resources to work together to undertake a critical examination of the doctorate in education (Ed.D.) through dialog, experimentation, critical feedback and evaluation. East Carolina University’s  (ECU’s) invitation to join this Consortium will mean that members of ECU’s Department of Educational Leadership are committed to improving the way in which professional educators are prepared by redesigning all aspects of the Ed.D. Program including: curriculum, assessments, admissions, etc. The redesign process began with ECU’s application to join the Consortium. The application for admission to the Consortium called for a detailed description of the Department of Educational Leadership’s conception of the Ed. D in relation to the CPED’s Working Principles and Design Concepts.

After ECU’s application for admission to the CPED was reviewed by sitting members, ECU was invited to join the Consortium. Some other universities invited to join with ECU during Phase Three of the CPED were Michigan State University, University of Georgia, Texas A & M University, and The University of Aukland (New Zealand). Some sitting members of the Consortium are the University of Kentucky, University of Maryland, University of Oklahoma, University of Florida and North Carolina State University.  Members of ECU’s Department of Educational Leadership will attend the CPED’s convening in June.

Official Announcement from CPED:

CARNEGIE PROJECT ON THE EDUCATION DOCTORATE
ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF NEW MEMBERS

PITTSBURGH, PA. MARCH 24, 2014. The Executive Director of the Carnegie Project on the
Education Doctorate (CPED) is pleased to announce the addition of 33 new member institutions and four additional California State System campuses. Of this new cohort, CPED will have its first international membership with two institutions from Canadian and one from New Zealand.

“The expansion of the Consortium to a third cohort speaks to the credibility of this faculty-led effort and to our dedication to learn from diverse settings around the US and beyond its borders as a means to develop the strongest professional preparation in education,” stated Jill A. Perry, the Executive Director.

The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) is an action-oriented initiative that has brought together a Consortium of colleges and schools of education that work together to institute a clear distinction between the professional practice doctorate in education (EdD) and the education research doctorate (PhD); and to improve reliability and efficacy of programs leading to the professional doctorate in education. “The aim of the Consortium is to learn together. New members understand that acceptance into the Consortium is an invitation to enter into a change process for their EdD programs”, explained Kristina A. Hesbol, CPED Membership Chair.

With the addition of this third cohort of members, the CPED Consortium will total 87 schools or colleges of education working in collaboration to redesign the EdD.

The following institutions will comprise the third cohort to join the Consortium.

Brigham Young University
East Carolina University
Fielding Graduate University
Florida A&M University
Frostburg State University
Georgia Regents University
Georgia Southern University
High Point University
Johnson & Wales University
Kennesaw State University
Loyola Marymount University
Miami University
Michigan State University
Mills College
Montana State University
Northeastern University
Northern Kentucky University
Nova Southeastern University
Regis College (MA)
Salisbury University
Seattle University
Tennessee State University
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
The George Washington University
University of Auckland (New Zealand)
University of Denver
University of Georgia
University of New Mexico
University of North Texas
University of Toronto (Canada)
Western Carolina University
Western University (Canada)
California State System campuses:
Bakersfield
Los Angeles
Stanislaus
San Jóse State University

About the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED)
The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) is a Consortium of colleges and
schools of education, which have committed resources to work together to undertake a critical examination of the doctorate in education (EdD) through dialog, experimentation, critical feedback and evaluation.

The vision of the Consortium is to transform the Ed.D. (referred to as a Professional Practice
Doctorate within the Consortium) into the degree of choice for preparing the next generation of practitioner experts and school (K-12) college leaders in Education, especially those who will generate new knowledge and scholarship about educational practice (or related policies) and will have responsibility for stewarding the Education profession.

To accomplish this vision, the mission of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate
(CPED) is to improve the way in which professional educators are prepared by redesigning all aspects of EdD programs including: curriculum, assessments, admissions, etc.
The CPED initiative currently has its headquarters at the School of Education at Duquesne
University in Pittsburgh, PA.

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