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Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership - East Asia Cohort

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Dr. Matthew Militello
Program Coordinator
919-518-4008
militellom14@ecu.edu

Lynda Tredway
Program Assistant
510-684-8233
tredwayl16@ecu.edu


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Program Overview

Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate

ECU is a member institution of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED). This group is focused on making the EdD a true doctoral degree for practitioners. As such, the aim is to create an experience that honors the time and wisdom of full-time practitioners coupled with a learning experience that will ultimately improve their practices.

At ECU we have created a CPED inspired program that is three years-all in.

That is, the course work and "problem of practice" (AKA dissertation or capstone project) are embedded throughout the three year program. Students will engage in a participatory action research project that is focused on an issue in their current work setting.

This new EdD was successfully launched with a cohort in 2016.

Our uniquely designed EdD is tailored to meet the needs of full time practitioners. Program features include:

  • A 3 Year Degree Program Including Dissertation
  • On-line Fall and Spring Courses
  • All students will be required to attend a summer learning exchange the last 2 weeks of June each summer in Bangkok
  • Face-to-Face Dissertation Coaching (Scheduled Individually)
Program Details

Our newly designed on-line/hybrid EdD in Educational Leadership has recently received full accreditation from the University of North Carolina General Administration. Our program is designed for dissertation completion within the three-year program time frame. This model is similar to the medical and law model and a departure from the traditional doctorate in education. Through this process a dissertation becomes both relevant and rigorous, and, most importantly, it has a great impact on the yield of degree completion (National statistics vary on the completions rates of an EdD program within 7 years, but most studies indicate around 40% successfully complete in that time frame).

Students will take a series of content and design courses. The content courses are built around national standards for school and district school leaders. The design courses provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a research study (dissertation). Our design also allows teams of students to conduct a team research project.

Spring and Fall courses will be conducted on-line. Each course will utilize a learning platform and is built with self-paced modules. Each summer students will meet face-to-face with ECU faculty. These courses will be held in Bangkok the last two weeks of June each year. Finally, two internship experiences (community and school) allow students to engage in relevant experiences where they reside in the summer.

Year One (18 Credits)
  Core Course Design Course Milestone | Artifact
Summer 8035: Understanding Self-as-Leader 8410: Research & Improvement
Science
Portfolio Set-up Initial Video
Fall Fall 8020: Issues in Educational Leadership 8440: Name & Frame a Problems of Practice Portfolio I
Spring 8025: Educational History & Policy 8430: Design Methods Portfolio II
Coaches Meeting

Year Two (21 Credits)
  Core Course Design Course Milestone | Artifact
Summer

8010: Community Engagement

8991: Community Internship
7520(a): Investigation Design

Portfolio III
Design Studio I: Project Defense
Internship Internship Video

Fall 8055: Leading for Teaching &
Learning
7520(b): Study Implementation I Portfolio IV
Spring 8015: Leading People in High
Performing Organizations
7520(c): Study Implementation II Portfolio V
Coaches Meeting
Design Studio II: Initial Findings

Year Three (21 Credits)
  Core Course Design Course Milestone | Artifact
Summer

8045: Leadership in International Settings

8992: School Internship
8060: Study Evaluation & Reflection

Design Studio III: Study Findings

Fall 8030: Strategic Leadership 9000(a): Dissertation Portfolio VI
Dissertation Video & Poster
Coaches Meeting
Spring 7420: Professional Growth Plan 9000(b): Dissertation Final Defense of Portfolio (I-VI)

Semester Courses: Two online asynchronous courses each semester (one content and one design).
Summers: All students will be required to attend a summer learning exchange the last 2 weeks of June each summer in Bangkok

Download Course Sequence

Download EdD Brochure

All fees, tuition, and even the cost of books are included in the $750 per credit. The total cost is $45,000. Payments can be made at intervals within each semester. This is a very competitive price point. We encourage you to compare our cost as well as our unique design with other programs.

To apply, go the ECU Graduate School website and click on the GradApply link. You will begin by creating a personal application account. This will allow you to pay the $75.00 application fee and then you will be able to manage your application and the status of completing the application. The application, to be completed by December 15, 2017, must also include:

  • Official transcripts from all undergrad and undergrad courses.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A 500 word analytical essay in which you make a claim about an issue of educational equity in your local context. Use at least three external resources that support your claim.
  • A current resume.
  • Non-U.S. citizens must also provide a TOEFL score.

Attached are two documents: 

  1. A step-by-step guide to the application process
  2. Guidelines to writing your essay
All applicants must attend one candidate Assessment Day after application is submitted ( January/February 2018 and Locations TBD).

Join us in person at our booth at EARCOS Oct. 26-28 2017 in Bangkok as well as our online webinar on September 19 at 6 p.m. EST via  https://tinyurl.com/ECUBANGKOK to learn more about this exciting opportunity to complete your EdD in three years. More information will be listed here as it becomes available.

Who is this advanced leadership degree designed to engage?

The ECU EdD is designed for highly accomplished professionals who are teaching full-time and are motivated to complete all degree requirements, including the Problem of Practice Dissertation, in three academic years.

What is the Problem of Practice Dissertation?

ECU is member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED). This innovative international model's mission is to strengthen the EdD by developing scholarly practitioners whose research contributes to both the new knowledge of the research as well as to practices in the field.

When will the courses begin?

The 1st semester will begin in the June 2018. The Spring and Fall semesters are each 15 weeks from mid January to early May and late August to early December respectively.

How are the summer semesters scheduled?

All students will be required to attend a summer learning exchange the last 2 weeks of June each summer in Bangkok.

Who will be the course instructors and dissertation chairs?

Members of the ECU faculty will teach all courses and LEED faculty also serve as the dissertation chairs. ECU's faculty is highly experienced in both the university setting as well as having extensive experience in leading K-12 schools and school systems.

What human and technical resources are available to support EdD students?

ECU has a longstanding reputation and commitment to service (Servire) and this is embedded in the philosophy and practice of the EdD program. It begins with making sure each student has a personal relationship with the faculty and staff. In addition, the online resources of the Joyner Library, its Teaching Resources Center, ECU Writing Center, and the ITCS staff will be of tremendous benefit throughout the degree completion process. For more information on the resources available through ECU, this short video is available at: www.vimeo.com/edutrope/ecuedd

How and when do I apply?

To apply, go the ECU Graduate School website and click on the GradApply link. You will begin by creating a personal application account. This will allow you to pay the $70.00 application fee and then you will be able to manage your application and the status of completing the application. The application, to be completed by December 15, 2017, must also include:

  • Official transcripts from all undergrad and undergrad courses.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A writing sample describing a current educational challenge (500 words)
  • Non-U.S. citizens must also provide a TOEFL score.
All applicants must attend one candidate Assessment Day after application is submitted ( January/February 2018 and Locations TBD).
Who are the best people to contact about the Bangkok EdD Cohort?

Dr. Matthew Militello, ECU's Wells Fargo Distinguished Professor, is leading this unique international effort. He may be reached by email at: militellom14@ecu.edu.

Lynda Tredway, International EdD Program Assistant. She may be reached by email at tredwayl16@ecu.edu

Please visit links to our university, college, and department for more information. Additionally, watch our video that describes how our distance education students can utilize our university library.

  • Download EdD Brochure
  • ECU Library Resources
  • East Carolina University
  • ECU College of Education
  • Department of Educational Leadership
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