Preparing Ed.D. Students to Conduct Group Dissertations

Tricia Browne-Ferrigno, Jane Mc Eldowney Jensen

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In this article we present an overview of a recently launched cohort-based Ed. D. program that prepares participants to conduct group dissertations. The program, a hybrid model of online learning activities and monthly face-to-face class sessions, is delivered through a partnership between a university's college of education and the administrative office of a statewide system of community and technical colleges. Discussion begins with a review of the pedagogical rationale that informed program design and instructional practices, followed by a presentation of key program elements tracing the development of the cohort through an innovative, collaborative dissertation process still in progress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-421
Number of pages15
JournalInnovative Higher Education
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2012


  • Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED)
  • Cohort
  • Companion dissertation
  • Doctoral dissertation
  • Education doctorate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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