Intern Impact on K-12 Learning
Intern Action Items
Each year graduating education students meet for Seminar 4: Internship Wrap-up. During this session they review applying for teaching credentials, explore open access professional networks, open educational resources (OERs) and offer feedback to the Holmes Center both in a formal survey and small focus groups with semi structure questions. During our focus groups students offer recommendations to the Holmes Center on improvements they believe would enhance their professional program of studies, clinical experiences and supports offered by the Holmes Center. Items students have agreed upon recommendations for are reported as action items and responded to as part of our continuous improvement cycle.
Proposed Action Items
Doctor of Education Program
The Doctor of Education is a degree oriented to the improvement of professional practice by extending the knowledge, expertise, and skill of candidates through the application of research to leadership issues. The purpose of the Doctor of Education program is to provide challenging professional growth to experienced practitioners and professionals, including educators, administrators, counselors, and individuals working in higher education and related community agencies or organizations.
The dissertation requires doctoral candidates to demonstrate mastery of a set of applied inquiry skills necessary to investigate authentic problems and effectively lead research-based improvements within their practice. Candidates will position themselves as scholar-practitioners of educational leadership as they use inquiry to a) better understand an authentic local problem, b) persuade organizational decision-makers to undertake a research-based course of actions, and c) lead an educational improvement effort grounded in social justice. The executive summary is a summary that highlights the completed research findings and the impact the research will have on multiple stakeholders.
Executive summaries for 2020 Doctoral Candidates
Jennifer Blake, Sue Brooks, Paul E. Ducharme, Jessica A. Orf Dutille, Brian Dye, Lori Langlois, Daniel Moulis, James Noyes, John G. Peate, Alexa P. Schmid, Véronique S. Quagliata-Rabot, Lisa Ranfros, Leah Salloway, Kevin Silva, Michael Sisemore, Eugenio Quezada, Michael Whaland