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Date: May 16, 2007
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND ALLIED HUMAN SERVICES TO LAUNCH A NEW DOCTORATE IN LEARNING AND TEACHING
IN TIME FOR FALL 2007 SEMESTER
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY … Hofstra University’s School of Education and Allied Human Services has announced the fall 2007 launch of a program in Learning and Teaching, which is appropriate for graduate students who want to achieve the degree of Doctor of Education (Ed.D.). This program prepares students to work as educational researchers, curriculum developers, teacher educators, professional-development providers, and mentor teachers in schools, universities and other educational settings.
The 60-credit program enables students to acquire broad and deep knowledge of processes of learning and teaching, to develop research skills with quantitative and qualitative methods, and to complete an individualized program of studies in an area of specialization. Students also complete qualifying procedures and dissertation projects under the supervision of an adviser and two doctoral committee members with expertise in the area of specialization.
Students may enroll on a part-time or full-time basis. Practicing educators who plan to continue working during their doctoral studies are encouraged to apply.
"The University is pleased to be offering a doctoral program aimed at enhancing the expertise of individuals who have such a crucial role in the education of our children," said Dr. Herman A. Berliner, Hofstra's provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.
Dr. Bruce Torff, director of the doctoral program in Learning and Teaching, added, "This is a welcome opportunity for educators on Long Island and elsewhere to complete doctoral studies without giving up their jobs. With 13 areas of specialization to choose from, students will be able to take courses and complete thesis projects that will enhance their work in schools and other educational settings."
The School of Education and Allied Human Services is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Individual programs have been approved by the New York State Education Department and by the professional associations in each field, such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the International Reading Association.
For more information contact the program director Bruce Torff, Ed.D., associate professor, Department of Curriculum and Teaching, School of Education and Allied Human Services, at (516) 463-5803 or firstname.lastname@example.org.