Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate

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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.