Monday, October 07, 2013

[157] Teachers can learn more about MTSU’s new education doctorate in 2 sessions

MURFREESBORO Teachers in pre-K through 12th grades who are interested in MTSU's new education doctoral program will have two free opportunities to learn more at information sessions scheduled on campus this month.

Dr. Rick Vanosdall, interim director of the university's program for Doctor of Education in Assessment, Learning and Pre-K-12 School Improvement degrees, will present information and answer questions on Monday, Oct. 7, and Tuesday, Oct. 22, beginning at 5 p.m. each session.

Each session will be held in Room 202A of MTSU's College of Education Building. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 615-898-2995 or emailing

The program, also known as the Ed.D. in ALSI, is the first of its kind in Tennessee and aims to help pre-K through 12th grade improve their students’ academic achievement.

It launched this fall and targets all levels of pre-K through 12th grade educational leaders, including teacher-leaders, administrators, district office personnel, policy makers, policy advisers and staff members of philanthropic and not-for-profit agencies focused on school improvement.

The new doctorate will train educators to analyze student-learning data and pinpoint areas of success as well as areas in need of attention. MTSU also offers doctoral degrees in economics, English, human performance, literacy studies, molecular biosciences, computational science, public history, and mathematics and science education. 

MTSU’s College of Education also coordinates the literacy studies doctoral program. The mathematics and science-education program in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences focuses on K-12 math and science teacher training.

Applicants for the new education doctoral program must have earned a master’s degree and “be in a position to effect immediate pre-K-12 school improvement and gains in student learning,” according to program specifications.

For more details on MTSU’s Doctor of Education degree in Assessment, Learning and Pre-K-12 School Improvement, visit

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