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]. 

2023 Call for New Institutional Members  

2023 New Member Application

Interested institutions should submit an application by April 3, 2023, 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 10 pages, with clear headings and page numbers) should be submitted as a single PDF online.


Important 2023 Dates & Information 


  • Wed Mar 15th  1 pm – 2 pm (EST) LINK 

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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