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Professional Practice Doctorate student

Professional Practice Doctorate

The "Professional Practice Doctorate program for the Education Doctorate Ed.D."

The University of Idaho is currently accepting applications for the 2014 cohort of The Professional Practices Doctorate (PPD) in Education. This three-year accelerated doctoral program is designed for individuals interested in earning an advanced degree that translates theoretical knowledge into immediate improvements in leadership, organizational development, and learning. Deadline for applications is 5 pm Nov. 1, 2014.

The PPD is an exciting and meaningful way to earn the Doctor of Education Ed.D. degree and includes two years of online and face-to-face course work designed for and offered exclusively to the cohort. Face-to-face courses are currently scheduled to be offered in Rexburg. All courses, the preliminary examination and dissertation research focus on developing scholar-practitioners and leaders capable of using rigorous and systematic methods for improving organizations, families, and communities. From entry through graduation, students are supported by the cohort, UI College of Education faculty, a major professor, and a network of local and national educational experts. This high level of support translates into student success: The 2011 PPD cohort realized a 92% completion rate.

The Ed.D. is the preferred advanced degree for school leaders (principals, superintendents, and curriculum specialists), classroom teachers, administrators, staff at the elementary, secondary, college and university level, and leaders in educational organizations (professional staff, human resources development (HRD) leadership, training agencies, and many others).