ERIC Number: ED059672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Supplemental Statement on the Doctor of Arts Degree 1972.
Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.
The Doctor of Arts (D.A.) degree should be granted only by those institutions that have the physical and intellectual resources to offer advanced graduate study leading to doctoral degrees. The issue is not whether the degree is comparable to traditional research degrees or will replace existent professional degrees that provide certain specialized expertise in academic life. The admission and retention of graduate students for this degree should be as rigorous as for the research doctorate. The Council of Graduate Schools views the D.A. as a degree to prepare professional, academically well-qualified teaching scholars for college classrooms. This can and will be assured only if the universities provide such quality when they develop the D.A. degree. (HS)
Descriptors: Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Higher Education, Teacher Educator Education
The President, Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, 1 Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($.25 a copy or $.20 per copy in lots of 100 or more)
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Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.