SIT introduces doctoral degree with EdD in Global Education

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BRATTLEBORO — SIT Graduate Institute is launching its first doctorate program, a hybrid EdD in Global Education grounded in SIT's experiential learning model and combining online coursework with brief summer residencies in Vermont.

"This three-year degree fits the needs of professionals seeking to accelerate their careers in global education, whether in their local communities or abroad," Dr. Sophia Howlett, president of School for International Training (SIT), said in a statement.

The EdD program, which will be accepting applications from June 1 to Nov. 1 for the first cohort beginning June 2021, draws from SIT's brand of in-depth, reflective practice and intensive research training. It allows students to pursue their own specializations in education at any level, in any subfield, at any location. The program offers immersive doctoral seminars; case studies; theory; data collection; research methods; written projects and reflective practice tied to students' ongoing work experience.

"I am excited to lead our first doctorate at SIT in Global Education for its three unique strengths: its rigorous research training; intentional curriculum of reflective practice and doctoral seminars; and its flexibility of online and in-person education to meet the demands of professionals who wish to advance in their leadership positions while researching and improving educational issues anywhere in the world," said Dr. Alla Korzh, EdD program chair.

The 60-credit degree offers flexible courses primarily online, with short summer residencies at SIT's campus in Brattleboro. Throughout the program, students will receive one-on-one guidance from SIT advisors who, along with their doctoral colleagues, will collaborate closely on research topics of their choice as they work toward their dissertation.

Prospective students holding a master's degree in education or a master's in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute may apply for the transfer of up to 12 credits.

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