UW-Stout’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Career and Technical Education
From Madison, at the UW Board of Regents Meeting
In a unanimous vote, the Education Committee, as did the full Board of Regents, approved the proposed Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Career and Technical Education at UW-Stout. This is the first professional doctorate in Education at a UW System comprehensive institution.
Interim Provost Jackie Weissenburger told Regents that the program is a career-oriented doctorate – sometimes referred to as a “workforce doctorate” – that fits in well with UW-Stout’s career-focused, polytechnic mission. The three-year, 60-credit program will be geared toward working professionals who need an advanced degree to take on leadership roles in career and technical education, said Weissenburger.
“From the technical colleges’ perspective, this (program) is needed. I encourage strong support,” said Regent Mark Tyler, who is also president of the Wisconsin Technical College System Board.
Two technical college presidents added their support. Dr. Bob Meyer, president of Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College – the state’s largest technical college in terms of geographical range – emphasized how much the program is needed in western Wisconsin. Bryan Albrecht, president of Gateway Technical College in southeast Wisconsin, told his personal story of having to commute weekly to the University of Minnesota over a period of seven years to earn his Ed.D because the degree was not offered in Wisconsin. He said he had a “deep respect for a hybrid program” that would get students through in three years.
Dr. Carol Mooney has spent countless hours compiling research, outlining needs, gaining support, and navigating the required paperwork to be able to have this doctoral degree approved. We would like to thank her for her dedication to her students, UW-Stout, and the field of Career and Technical Education.
Please visit the UW-Stout News Release for the complete article.