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Nov. 27, 2007
CONTACT: Ward Mullens

EMU regents approve new doctoral degree in educational studies

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents approved a new doctoral program in philosophy in educational studies at its regular meeting Nov. 27.

“This Ph.D. in Educational Studies is designed to prepare scholars as educators and leaders in their respective disciplines of higher education,” said Don Bennion, director of teacher education at EMU.

The 60-credit hour degree is a collaborative effort between the department of teacher education  in the College of Education and the school of nursing in the College of Health and Human Services.

The program consists of a nine-credit education core, focused on research in teaching and learning, social and philosophical foundations of education, and cultural, political and economic impacts of education on global communities; a 12-credit research core, including nine credits of coursework and a three-credit research internship; 24 credits in either an urban education or nursing education concentration, both of which include 12 required and 12 elective credits in the concentration area, focused on teaching/learning/ assessment research in their respective areas; three credits of pre-dissertation comprehensive credit; and 12 credits of dissertation research.

Graduates of the program will be awarded a Ph.D. in Educational Studies with a concentration in either nursing education or urban education. Admission requirements for students selecting the nursing concentration include a master’s degree in nursing.



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