The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate accepted Lindenwood University into its Consortium this past June. Lindenwood was one of nine universities to be accepted and joins more than 115 current institutions. The new members were accepted through an application process and evaluated by a membership committee which was comprised of current CPED members. Members of the CPED work to redesign professional practice in education for improvement of Pk-20 education.
“Becoming a member of CPED places Lindenwood University’s College of Education and Human Services among an elite group focused on the development of scholarly practitioners, the essence of an educational doctorate,” said Dr. Lynda Leavitt, program director.
Through experimentation, critical feedback, dialogue and evaluation, the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate focuses on critical examination of the doctorate in education. The CPED aims to promote and improve doctoral education by reworking aspects of the EdD programs, such as assessments, curriculum and admissions. The mission is to refine practice of future generations of leaders in education to improve the way professional educators are prepared.
Lindenwood University’s acceptance into the CPED will help “ensure that our Leadership EdD remains relevant and of the highest quality, to the benefit of our students, the University and to our CPED partner programs,” College of Education and Human Services Dean Anthony Scheffler said.