Wilkes University


Wilkes University to Launch Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Program in Arizona

Furthering its commitment to Mesa and the Greater Phoenix area, Wilkes University will launch a doctoral program in August 2015. The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership is a post-master’s program designed for teaching professionals seeking to transform the face of education. A virtual information session will be held online on Monday, May 11th, from 4p-6p.

Classes will be offered in a convenient low-residency/hybrid format blending virtual “face-to-face” sessions with online learning so students can interact in real time with faculty and cohort members, which maximizes learning in a supportive, interactive learning environment.

In addition, several low residency sessions are held at the Mesa Center for Higher Education in downtown Mesa to ensure students have sufficient knowledge and support in preparation for doctoral studies and dissertation research. Students move through coursework in approximately three years, culminating in the design of a dissertation proposal.

Coursework is designed to address the needs and challenges facing education in contemporary society. The program is built around the concept of developing scholarly practitioners with a core of theory and applied research embedded in courses. The learning experiences provide continuous opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to serve as leaders in administrative and teaching positions in pre-K-12 and post secondary institutions to improve education for all students as active members of a global society.

For more information about applying to Wilkes University’s education programs, please contact the Director of Arizona Education Programs, Dr. James Chiavacci, by emailing james.chiavacci@wilkes.edu or call 480-878-4408.  http://www.wilkes.edu/AZEDD