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Five Things You Didn’t Know About the Doctor of Education Program Residency

by Sarah Bedford

Teachers become students during the residency for Wilkes University’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program happening from Aug 6 to 9.  The low-residency program prepares educators for advancement in a teaching, administrative or leadership roles. A combination of theory and research provides the framework for scholarship, innovation and strategic organizational transformation. In the program, students can select specializations in K-12 administration with Pennsylvania superintendent’s letter of eligibility or educational leadership. The four-day residencies offer a face-to-face learning experience where students meet and connect with their cohort to engage with course content with doctoral faculty.

Here are five things you might not know about the Doctor of Education residency:

That’s a lot of teachers. Nearly 100 teachers went back to school this week to take classes. Activities included taking leadership theory courses, discussing dissertations and completing group projects. Students in the program are also from private industry and government agencies.

New year, new cohort. Approximately 30 individuals make up the newest Ed.D cohort.

A lesson in geography. While many Pennsylvania residents are enrolled in the program, students come from as far away as Colombia, South America, and the state of California. Other states represented in the program include Ohio, New Jersey and New York.

A collective vision.  New students in the program work in groups to create a visual image representing a collective vision of the doctoral leadership journey on which they are embarking.

Want to learn more about earning a Doctor of Education degree? Request more information about our low-residency and online Ed.D. program.

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