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KU Doctoral Program in Transformational Teaching and Learning Accepted to Carnegie Project

April 17, 2017

KU Doctoral Program in Transformational Teaching and Learning Accepted into Carnegie ProjectKUTZTOWN, Pa. - The College of Education has announced that the new doctoral program in Transformational Teaching and Learning, which will be begin in the fall 2017 semester, has been accepted for membership into the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED).

KU will join and work with the 80 current members of the Carnegie Project in a transformational process of learning and considering new and innovative ways to improve this degree. The consortium works to redesign the professional practice preparation in education for the improvement of PK-20 education and the organizations that support it. The consortium works the members through bi-annual convening's, experimenting and learning on campus and sharing and learning across context.

"The program aims to empower practitioner-scholars who seek broad competence in transformational teaching and learning to address issues they face when working with children and adults. It is an exciting new chapter for KU in providing quality College of Education graduate programs to our community," said Dr. Patricia Walsh-Coates, program director.

KU's Educational Doctorate in Transformational Teaching and Learning is designed to help teachers transform education, one student and one classroom at a time. This program is designed for individuals who envision their career as a lifelong practitioner-scholar in the classroom, working with children and adults to improve lives. The program focuses on providing teachers with the tools to transform their classrooms and practices to promote social changes.  

"The Doctorate in Transformational Teaching and Learning is modeled on the principles established by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate.  Central to both programs is the message of critical inquiry in the classroom to develop and support social justice and equity-oriented practices and policies for traditionally under-served students," Walsh-Coates said.  "By being a part of the CPED community, we can strengthen our program. The work conducted on the development and implementation of this innovative and significant doctoral program has been nothing short of amazing and we are looking forward to the opportunity to add to the dialogue of CPED."

For more information contact the Dr. Patricia Walsh-Coates at or 610-683-4289.