Program Development Program
The Ed.D. in Educational Innovation is for practicing professionals who plan to develop and lead sustainable educational innovation in their unique settings.
Why Choose Program Development at USF College of Education?
The Program Development program prepares educators for the application of appropriate and specific practices to real problems in educational settings, the generation of new knowledge with application to problems of practice, and the stewardship of the education profession in diverse environments.
The program offers a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) professional degree with a strong inquiry component that focuses on addressing or solving significant problems of practice in educational settings. The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) states that the Professional doctorate in education:
- Is framed around questions of equity, ethics, and social justice to bring about solutions to complex problems of practice.
- Prepares leaders who can construct and apply knowledge to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families, organizations, and communities.
- Provides opportunities for candidates to develop and demonstrate collaboration and communication skills to work with diverse communities and to build partnerships.
- Provides field-based opportunities to analyze problems of practice and use multiple frames to develop meaningful solutions.
- Is grounded in and develops a professional knowledge base that integrates both practical and research knowledge, that links theory with systemic and systematic inquiry.
- Emphasizes the generation, transformation, and use of professional knowledge and practice.
Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.
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