Posted on | February 4, 2011 | 1 Comment
A new nontraditional doctoral degree for Mānoa’s College of Education—the doctor of education in professional educational practice—was approved. EdD is a professional practice doctorate uniquely designed for education professionals already working in the field.
The advanced degree program is intended for principals, superintendents, curriculum specialists, teachers and clinical teacher educators at all levels; professional staff at organizations; community college leadership and others working in education or training related fields. The aim of the program is to develop a collaborative professional community in which experienced leaders in the field work with participants, focusing on real problems in real settings.
Courses are conducted in a combination of face-to-face and online instruction during weekends, summers and evenings to accommodate work schedules. Rather than a dissertation, candidates will complete a group consultancy project centered on a real problem in the field and then complete an individual action research project focused on a problem of practice in their own work setting.