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ERIC Number: EJ897474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
The Pursuit of an Online Doctorate: Three Experiences
School Administrator, v67 n8 p24-28 Sep 2010
With the growing availability of online courses and degree programs in educational leadership, "The School Administrator" sought out superintendents to share their firsthand experiences pursuing a doctoral degree in educational leadership in fully online or hybrid programs. In the accounts that follow, three superintendents discuss what motivated them to pursue their terminal degree through one of these programs. The contributors are Kevin Miller, superintendent in Croswell, Mich. (Capella University); Louise Bennicoff-Nan, superintendent in Ripon, Calif. (Willard Howard Taft University); and Gary Maestas, superintendent in Plymouth, Mass. (Regent University). To identify these individuals, "The School Administrator" asked each of the major university programs offering online doctoral degrees for the names of current superintendents holding doctorates earned at least partly through virtual courses. This generated a few leads to superintendents; national data on school leaders with online degrees do not exist.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Massachusetts; Michigan