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Our School of Education at Duquesne University is a community that promotes an environment of civility, actively encouraging meaningful scholarship, and service to enhance the world we live in through the Spiritan Tradition of Caring.

We are committed to the advancement of professionals in the field of education and research plays a vital role in that commitment. As lifelong learners, our faculty and students work to discover and research new and dynamic methods and theories that can be used in classrooms and communities for the betterment of all learners.

The School of Education's Research and Impact

We invite you to learn more about the research taking place in the School of Education at Duquesne University and the impact being made to the educational community through our professional network, organizations, and the work of our school's faculty and staff.

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Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate

The vision of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) is to inspire all schools of education to apply the CPED framework to the preparation of educational leaders to ensure well-equipped scholarly practitioners who provide stewardship of the profession and meet the educational challenges of the 21st century. Consisting of 22 universities, CPED is re-identifying and reforming the educational doctorate. Through a collaborative process, members of CPED have created a framework for Ed.D. programs that consists of three pillars: a new definition of the Ed.D., a set of guiding principles for program development, and a set of design concepts that serve as program building blocks. Duquesne University is among the first of professional academies committed to advancing professionals by incorporating the guiding principles and design concepts created by members of CPED. Duquesne University is at the forefront in redesigning the Ed.D. Educational Leadership program and producing scholars in practice who are engaged through the body, mind, and spirit in the moment of action. The faculty members of Duquesne's Ed.D. Educational Leadership program are dedicated to preparing candidates to be effective and efficient practitioners and researchers.

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Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice (CELSJ)

Duquesne University's School of Education hosts the Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice (CELSJ) as a part of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). UCEA is a consortium of higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children. After a unanimous vote by the UCEA Executive Committee in 2009, Duquesne University established its own UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice (CELSJ) which is now one of only eight UCEA centers worldwide. The UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice at Duquesne University aspires to be a community that is dedicated to identifying and eradicating conditions of social injustice in our schools and communities through enlightened and actionable scholarship, preparation and development of socially just educational leaders, and the encouragement of leader-practitioners in service of all students. The Mission of the UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice is to advance equity and excellence on behalf of young people, especially those who have been marginalized, mistreated, and neglected. This Mission will be accomplished by educators, community members, and academics working together to study, implement, and continually assess educational systems, procedures, and activities through the lens of socially-just and educationally-sound practices. Collaborating with community organizations is central to the work of the CELSJ. Partnerships with community organizations help to bridge the gap between educational leadership and social justice and facilitate dynamic and complex processes that Duquesne University students will experience in their professions. The Homeless Children's Education Fund (HCEF) is an organization that partners with the CELSJ and represents the vision and mission of UCEA. Contact information: Dr. Liliana Castrellón, Director | 101D Canevin Hall; Pittsburgh, PA 15282 | (412) 396-1213 | castrellonl@duq.edu

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Duquesne University Reading Clinic

As a non-profit educational service of the Duquesne University School of Education, our Reading Clinic has been helping children and their parents since 1964. Students, ages 6-16, can benefit from affordable, research-based assessment and tutorial services in a nurturing environment that fosters confidence and academic achievement. Students enhance their reading skills with methods developed and practiced by our nationally-recognized faculty researchers in reading development. Our clinic provides individualized, assessment-based reading intervention for children from ages 6-16. Placement will be determined by the clinic director and staff based on need.