How to Join

The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) invites applications to join its 135+ member institutions in transforming the Professional Practice Doctorate (EdD) into the degree of choice for aspiring leaders. Beginning with 25 institutions in 2007, CPED has brought together administrators, faculty, and practitioners from across the country and the globe to rethink advanced education leader preparation and doctoral program development. The CPED consortium looks forward to adding institutions committed to its Framewor.  

General inquiries should be sent to [email protected]

Call for membership is currently closed. Check back in fall 2023.

In general, applicants submit an application that includes: 

  • A completed application  

  • Supporting materials as needed 

  • Letters of support 

  • Application fee of $300.00 

  • Applicants may be asked to participate in a 30-minute phone or video interview with the Executive Director, Board Member, or CPED Member Committee representative. 

NOTE: Please refer to the CPED Principles  Rubric Prototype when completing the application. 

The application and supplemental materials (no more than ten pages, with clear headings and page numbers) should be submitted as a single PDF online.


General Application Timeline

April 3rd 
Application materials are due 
April 10th - May 31st 
Committee Review & Potential interviews with faculty & Dean 
June 13th 
Decisions announced 
July 1st 
Annual Membership Begins 
Oct 4th-6th 
Convening (all new members required to attend) 

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