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In the history of the debate over the purpose and goals of the EdD, never has any scholar or academic group attempted to take action to reclaim the EdD with the goal of making it the degree of choice for professional practice preparation in education. CPED and its consortium members are committed to working together to undertake a critical examination of the work done to date, as well as future efforts, and intend to be the leaders in the effort to the redesign of the doctorate in education.

The following PowerPoint presentation provides a brief introduction to CPED and its work:

With the understanding that CPED is a "design experiment", members agree:

  1. The development of a professional practice preparation program in education needs to be both purposeful as well as fluid. As the needs in PK-20 change, so should the preparation of those who will lead in the field;
  2. No one-size-fits-all model of preparation will meet the diverse needs throughout our country and our public education system.
  3. The measure of quality and success in professional practice preparation should be the measure of IMPACT on educational practice.

To achieve these, the Consortium has produced a definition of the EdD, a set of program principles and design concepts that will serve as the scaffolding for any EdD program design.

Learn More about CPED.

Copyright 2014 by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, Inc. The foregoing material may be used for noncommercial educational purposes, provided that CPED is acknowledged as the author and copyright holder. Any other use requires the prior written consent of CPED.