Plymouth State University Recognized for Education Doctorate Program

PSU chosen to join the Consortium for the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate

PLYMOUTH, N.H. (April 30, 2018) – Plymouth State University (PSU) has been accepted into the Consortium for the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED). The CPED Board of Directors chose seven new institution members including PSU after a lengthy application and evaluation process.

The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate is a Consortium of over 100 colleges and schools of education that 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 EdD into the degree of choice for preparing the next generation of practitioner experts, school professionals (K-12), and college leaders in education–especially those who will generate new knowledge about educational practice and will have a responsibility for stewarding the Education profession. To accomplish this vision, the mission of CPED is to improve the way in which educators are prepared by redesigning all aspects of EdD programs including curriculum, assessments, admissions, etc.

The new institutions join the network of current institution members in the important work of redesigning professional practice preparation in education for the improvement of pre-kindergarten through grade 20 education and the organizations that support it. CPED’s goal in bringing selected institutions together is to create a network that will stimulate each institution’s work and provide space for sharing, learning, and providing feedback in a national dialogue across faculty, students, and administration. Institution members of CPED learn together, both from and with all members.

New members were chosen through an application process and evaluated by a membership committee composed of leaders of current CPED institution members. Based on the application and support materials of each of these new institution members, CPED anticipates that adding

these institutions to the Consortium will add a value that will push CPED’s collective work even farther. The selection criteria to be accepted into the Consortium includes: current college or school reform efforts; a demonstrated commitment to the agenda; a connection of the pilot or experimental program to other ongoing efforts of the school or college; a potential for showcasing efforts to others; and the administrative support and other resources for documentation, engagement, and cooperation.

Established in 1871, Plymouth State University serves the state of New Hampshire and the world beyond by transforming our students through advanced practices where engaged learning produces well-educated undergraduates and by providing graduate education that deepens and advances knowledge and enhances professional development. With distinction, we connect with community and business partners for economic development, technological advances, healthier living, and cultural enrichment with a special commitment of service to the North Country and Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

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