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Widener University and Sussex Tech collaborate to offer doctorate of education program

Jul 04, 2013
Source: Submitted Sussex Technical High School and Widener University will be offering a doctoral degree program in K-12 Educational Leadership: School System Leadership beginning this fall.

Widener University and Sussex Technical School District, a public Career and Technical Education school district in Georgetown, are expanding their recently announced partnership to include the Widener doctoral degree program in K-12 Educational Leadership: School System Leadership.

Beginning this fall, the program gives individuals who have previously earned a master’s degree the opportunity to transfer up to 24 credits toward the doctoral degree. All courses will be offered either online or through a blended model (online and in a classroom at Sussex Tech), and will be taught by Widener University faculty.

Sussex Technical High School is a two-time Blue Ribbon National School of Excellence and provides a unique, focused and rigorous educational program for each student. Sussex Tech Adult Division has been serving businesses and industries in the region for more than 20 years and currently serves approximately 2,800 students annually. The high school and extended learning campus is at 17099 County Seat Highway, Georgetown. Visit www.sussexvt.k12.de.us for information.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Visit www.widener.edu for more information.

The first cohort of students will begin their coursework in Georgetown starting in September, according to Dr. Michael Owens, Sussex Tech director of extended learning. For more information on the doctoral program in K-12 Education Leadership or to apply for admission, call or email Owens at 302-856-9035 or mowens@sussexvt.k12.de.us.

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