“Joining will assist the educational leadership program at USD develop stronger state leaders, which will make South Dakota schools stronger,” said Donald Easton-Brooks, dean of USD’s school of education.

Beginning in June, USD faculty will join more than 80 programs across the nation in redesigning professional practice preparation in education for the improvement of Pk-20 education and the organizations that support it.

“We believe that by actively participating in the CPED consortium, we could learn from other programs, as well as contribute effective strategies that other programs from across the nation could use to enhance the Educational Doctorate,” said Karen Card, chair of the educational leadership program.

The aim of the Consortium is to learn together. CPED membership offers many opportunities that go beyond the professional development inherent in the work including access to research, awards and new academic journals.

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