Deanna Sands, associate dean and professor of the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver, has been named a member of The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) research team that will implement a mixed-methods, multi-case study to document the success of initial efforts to redesign the education doctorate.
The 35-member team includes faculty from CPED institutions who have engaged in the redesign of their own Ed.D. programs and newly appointed CPED Research Fellows who are current students or recent graduates of Ed.D. programs. With a $700,000 grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Secondary Education (FIPSE) 18 teams of two researchers will travel to 21 CPED institutions to gather data that will:
CPED, a consortium of 56 institutions, is working to restructure the Ed.D. to make it a more relevant degree for the advanced preparation of school practitioners and professional staff, one that is distinct from the Ph.D.