Program of the Year Award

Recognizing EdD Program Excellence, Innovation, Impact, and Alignment with the CPED Framework

2021 CPED Program of the Year Award

The Program of the Year (POY) award will be given annually to one or more institutions whose CPED-influenced programs show themselves to be distinctive, innovative, and useful to other CPED members. In other words, this award is not intended to identify a so-called “best” program among CPED members, but rather offer evidence of a proofing site that lifts up and features a program’s approaches and components that might stimulate change and innovation among other CPED-influenced programs.

The POY award identifies doctoral programs that have:

  • Adopted a mission, outcomes, curriculum, and practices that respond to its institutional context
  • Integrated the CPED principles and design concepts through all aspects of its program including, but not limited to, admissions, curriculum, signature pedagogies, assessments, and DiPs
  • Innovative practices that may cause CPED members to grapple with something new or understand something differently
  • Demonstrated evidence of quality, continuous improvement, and meaningful impact on students’ practice and their communities
  • Demonstrated engagement and leadership within the CPED consortium

The POY selection process will include reviewing submissions from active CPED member programs for their consistency with the CPED Framework. The POY Award will provide a means for an institution’s program(s) to achieve distinction while simultaneously allowing the consortium to document and track long-term efforts to maintain the integrity and fidelity of CPED-influenced EdD programs.

Program of the Year Winners

2020: University of Florida - Education Doctorate in Teachers, Schools, and Society

2020 CPED Program of the Year Award - University of Florida EdD in Teachers, Schools, and Society from CPED Initiative on Vimeo.

2019: Drexel University - Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and Management

Drexel University EdD faculty winning the Program of the Year Award

2018: Arizona State University - EdD in Leadership and InnovationThe University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - Education Doctorate in Professional  Educational Practice

2018 Program of the Year Award Winners

2017: University of Missouri Statewide EdD Program

University of Missouri Statewide EdD 2017 Program of the Year Award Winner