Webster University’s School of Education Launches New Doctorate of Education | Webster University

Webster University’s School of Education Launches New Doctorate of Education

Program will focus on transformative learning in a global community

ST. LOUIS (MARCH 9, 2015) - An elite doctoral program in education has been launched by Webster University’s School of Education. The new Doctor of Education (EdD) in Transformative Learning in the Global Community will begin in June, 2015 at the home campus in St. Louis.

This doctorate is designed for individuals who are seasoned scholars, with two master’s degrees (or equivalent), or an education specialist degree, and who desire to continue to grow intellectually and make a change in themselves and in the global community. 

“Today’s teachers face numerous challenges, and one of the most prominent are dealing with students who don’t just change schools from district to district, but from country to country, either because they are immigrants, have parents on temporary work visas, or have parents who work for multi-national organizations and relocate often,” said Brenda Fyfe, dean of the School of Education. “As our world become more interconnected, a world-view is becoming a necessity to deal with our modern reality in the classroom.”

The two year program incorporates global service learning internships, interdisciplinary courses and dissertation research.  The first class will have eight to 10 students enrolled.

An Information Session on the new program will be held at 5 p.m. March 16th in the Webster Groves Room, Webster Hall. Alternatively, inquiries can be directed to the program’s Director, Dr. Mary Bevel, at 314-246-7504 or drmary@bevelweb.com. Information about the School of Education’s programs can be found online at webster.edu/education.

With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based university providing a network of international residential campuses and a robust online learning program. Founded in 1915, Webster University’s campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional campuses in Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.