The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) began in 2007 and currently 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 (Ed.D). The purpose of CPED is to build the capacity of educational leaders through the creation of a rigorous professional practice doctorate. The Vision of CPED is to inspire all schools of education to apply the CPED framework to the preparation of educational leaders to become well-equipped scholarly practitioners who provide stewardship of the profession and meet the educational challenges of the 21st century. The Mission of CPED is to strengthen, improve, support and promote the CPED framework through continued collaboration and investigation. The CPED Framework consists of three components—a new definition of the Ed.D., a set of guiding principles for program development and a set of design-concepts that serve as program building blocks.
In 2017, the College of Education and Human Services was selected for membership in the highly respected CPED and began the process of revising the program under the CPED framework and guiding principles for program design. Under those guidelines, the professional doctorate in education:
To learn more about CPED, you can visit their website at: http://www.cpedinitiative.org
You can also watch a video on CPED by clicking this link: https://vimeo.com/105021838
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