********************************* Information provided by Stephen Pape. ********************************* Dear colleague:
I want to let you know about a new interdisciplinary PhD program that the Johns Hopkins University School of Education (SOE) will be launching in fall 2013.* We are very excited about this new venture and hope that you will encourage your graduates and/or graduating Master's Degree candidates to apply. Interested students can find out more by registering for an online information session on Wednesday, February 13, 7:00-8:00 p.m., at http://education.jhu.edu/NewPhD
A new approach to educational research is required to meet the educational challenges of the 21st century in that research must help solve problems of practice and inform the policies needed to scale and support evidence based practices. Achieving this will require both an interdisciplinary perspective and the integration of research, practice and policy. This new Doctor of Philosophy in Education program is designed to prepare an exceptional core of interdisciplinary scholars to address the many policy and practice challenges associated with improving preK-12 student outcomes in high-risk school communities.
The full-time program examines the multiple and complex obstacles to improving student achievement by broadening the scope of factors that are typically thought to influence educational outcomes. To this end, the program is designed to prepare top scholars in education research and policy who possess the analytical capabilities for identifying problems and crafting solutions beyond one academic discipline. Students are able to draw upon the intellectual resources from across the Johns Hopkins community, which provides an extraordinary learning environment that promotes multidisciplinary collaboration among students and distinguished scholars. Program graduates are equipped to assume roles as university faculty, researchers, or leaders in policy making.
. Integrate interdisciplinary perspectives into the student's program of study . Access the resources of a world-renowned research institution . Work with SOE's leading educational reform researchers, research centers, and AERA Fellows . Enroll in courses across the university's world class divisions including education, arts and sciences, public health and medicine . Training opportunities at SOE's Center for Social Organization of Schools, Center for Research and Reform in Education, Center for Technology in Education, and with Success For All, the nationally acclaimed research-driven whole school reform model
. 100% tuition . $25,000 annual stipend to support full-time study
The priority deadline for this program is April 1, 2013; applications will be accepted thereafter on a space available basis until the program is filled. Thank you for assisting us in identifying highly qualified candidates for this new program and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
For further details regarding our PhD program, you can visit education.jhu.edu/PhD.
*This program is currently pending MHEC approval.
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