The Doctorate in Educational Leadership
Duquesne University's School of Education enjoys a national reputation in educational leadership. It was one of 22 research universities elected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2007 to participate in the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED). CPED is an ongoing effort to rethink and redesign the professional doctorate in education to better serve those who aspire to practice educational leadership. The second phase of CPED-funded by a major federal grant-is headquartered at Duquesne. As a consequence of our CPED efforts, Duquesne's School of Education has revised its Ed.D. program in educational leadership.
Duquesne's School of Education is a member institution in the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), a consortium comprising the top 10% of universities granting doctoral degrees in educational leadership. Duquesne's School of Education is home to the UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice, one of only eight UCEA centers in the nation. Through its UCEA Center, Duquesne hosts the annual Duquesne Educational Leadership Symposium, an invited symposium that gathers leading scholars from across North America. The UCEA Center also partners with other organizations, such as the Southern Poverty Law Center, to pursue its mission. Doctoral students will be engaged in work that will inform and be informed by resources and projects of the UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice in Duquesne's School of Education.
Duquesne's revised Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership, the Professional Doctorate in Educational Leadership (ProDEL) program, reflects its cutting-edge efforts in CPED, its role as a national center for educational leadership and social justice, and the unique identity of Duquesne's School of Education.