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Information sessions give details about ASU doctorate in education

September 23, 2009

Individuals interested in pursuing the doctoral degree in leadership and innovation offered by Arizona State University’s College of Teacher Education and Leadership (CTEL) can meet with faculty and current students at one of four upcoming information sessions.

Sessions will be held on:

• Thursday, Oct. 15

• Thursday, Nov. 12

• Thursday, Dec. 3

• Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010

All sessions will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the faculty/staff lounge, room 240 of the University Center Building on ASU’s West campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road in Phoenix. Light refreshments will be served. (Sessions are identical; there is no need to attend more than one.)

RSVPs are requested at (602) 543-6358, via e-mail at or online at

CTEL’s Ed.D. in leadership and innovation is designed for working professional educators. The next group of students admitted to the three-year program, which holds its classes on ASU’s West campus, will begin their studies in the summer of 2010. The application deadline is Jan. 31.

“Our Ed.D. program has proven extremely popular with educators who want to become more thoughtful, intentional and informed leaders, whether they work in a K-12 setting or with adult learners,” says Suzanne Painter, Ed.D. program director and CTEL’s chair of graduate studies and professional development. “Putting research into action is a key focus of the program. Students conduct multiple studies to learn by doing and to bring about change based upon scholarship.”

In May 2009, the program’s inaugural cohort of students celebrated their graduation. Of the 20 Arizona educators who started work on the program in 2006, all 20 successfully completed their Ed.D. degrees.

More information about this and other CTEL graduate programs is available at