Carnegie Project of the Education Doctorate logo with "Program of the Year Award 2018"

Sarah Twomey

The Education Doctorate in Professional Educational Practice (EdD) program in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Education received a 2018 Program of the Year Award from the Carnegie Project of the Education Doctorate (CPED). Distinct from other doctoral degrees in education, EdD was recognized for program innovation in its implementation of CPED principles and design within a local context.

“It is such an honor to be recognized amongst the top EdD programs in our nation,” said outgoing EdD Director Sarah Twomey. “This award is the result of the dedication of our faculty, community mentors and community partners. I am very grateful for the support of Veselina Lambrev who co-authored the application for the award and has provided tireless support and care for the program and students throughout my leadership. EdD will continue to show the important work that the College of Education is capable of in preparing culturally sustaining and compassionate leaders.”

CPED committee members reviewed finalist applications from institutions across the nation and were impressed by the UH Mānoa program for its culture-based curriculum, signature group consultancy project, social justice component and robust program assessment system among other high-quality markers. The program was recognized during CPED’s June convening at Florida State University.

More on the Education Doctorate in Professional Educational Practice

The EdD program prepares professionals for leadership roles at all levels of education as well as those whose main interest is the application of research in education settings. It is a cohort model that includes three years of study in a collaborative atmosphere. Designed with the career professional in mind, the program meets Saturdays on campus.

The next cohort will be admitted in summer 2020.