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First Ed.D. Summer Residency at Southern Wesleyan University

First Ed.D. Summer Residency at Southern Wesleyan University

    07.01.19 | Education Inventive learning SWU Online

    Southern Wesleyan University hosted 33 Doctoral candidates enrolled in SWU's Ed.D. for curriculum and assessment program at its campus in Central. They are the university’s first doctoral students ever.

    Southern Wesleyan University held its first Summer Residency June 24-28, hosting 33 students who are seeking a doctorate (Ed.D.) in curriculum and assessment.

    The residency is a requirement embedded within the online degree program.

    “Throughout the week, students were on Southern Wesleyan’s campus attending sessions which were both foundational to and expansive of their learning,” said Dr. Kimberly Strike, graduate faculty and coordinator of doctoral studies and professor of education.

    According to Strike, this, the first of three residencies required, focused on R Statistics (quantitative and mixed methods) and academic writing. Seven weeks of online coursework precede the residency, and seven weeks of online instruction follow. The on-site residency offers students the opportunity to learn and network with students outside their own cohort as well as faculty and additional professional resources.

    For details about Southern Wesleyan’s Ed.D. in curriculum and assessment, visit

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