Tarleton joins competitive Carnegie Project on Education Doctorate

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton State University is one of 22 new schools accepted into the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), making it one of only eight Texas colleges invited to join.

A group of more than 100 universities headquartered at the University of Pittsburgh, CPED works to strengthen and improve education doctoral programs worldwide in order to better equip professional practitioners to meet current educational challenges. CPED acceptance follows a competitive application and evaluation process.

“Selection to the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate is an exciting milestone for Tarleton,” said President F. Dominic Dottavio, “recognizing the excellence of our program and our commitment to learning at all levels.”

Currently, CPED members are redesigning the Ed.D. to make it a stronger and more relevant degree for the advanced preparation of educational practitioners and clinical faculty, academic leaders and professional staff for the nation’s schools and colleges and the learning organizations that support them. Member institutions and their faculty learn from and with each other at biannual meetings.

“Our acceptance into the CPED consortium is a giant leap forward,” said Dr. Tod Allen Farmer, head of Tarleton’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program. “Tarleton’s doctoral students, whether in higher education or K-12 leadership, will enjoy the quality associated with CPED status and benefit from the international prestige that comes with the Carnegie name.”

Current enrollment in Tarleton’s doctoral program in educational leadership (Ed.D.) is up 13 percent with 137 students. Designed to meet the schedules of full-time professionals, the 63-hour, cohort program is available at the university’s Stephenville campus as well as at outreach centers in Fort Worth and Waco. Courses have online and lecture components.

Other Texas CPED members are Lamar University—invited to join this year—Baylor University, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Texas Tech University, University of  Houston and University of North Texas.

To learn more about Tarleton’s doctorate of educational leadership, go to www.tarleton.edu/degrees/doctoral/edd-educational-leadership/.

For a list of all CPED members, including those accepted this spring, visit www.cpedinitiative.org.

Tarleton, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.


Contact: Dr. Tod Farmer, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Program
[email protected]

A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.