Reserve a seat now for Nov. 18 info session on new...

Reserve a seat now for Nov. 18 info session on new education doctorate

Teachers in pre-K through 12th grades who are interested in MTSU’s new education doctoral program will have another opportunity to learn more at an information session scheduled on campus Monday, Nov. 18.

Dr. Rick Vanosdall, interim director of the university’s program for Doctor of Education in Assessment, Learning and Pre-K-12 School Improvement degrees, will present information and answer questions beginning at 5 p.m. in Room 202A of MTSU’s College of Education Building.

Click on the brochure above to see a full-size, printable version with more information about the Doctor of Education degrees in Assessment, Learning and Pre-K-12 School Improvement at MTSU.

You’ll need to reserve a seat by Monday, Nov. 11, by calling 615-898-2995 or emailing

The program, also known as the Ed.D. in ALSI, is the first of its kind in Tennessee and aims to help pre-K through 12th grade  educators improve their students’ academic achievement.

It launched this fall and targets all levels of pre-K through 12th grade educational leaders, including teacher-leaders, administrators, district office personnel, policy makers, policy advisers and staff members of philanthropic and not-for-profit agencies focused on school improvement. Two similar information sessions were held in October.

The new doctorate will train educators to analyze student-learning data and pinpoint areas of success as well as areas in need of attention. MTSU also offers doctoral degrees in economics, English, human performance, literacy studies, molecular biosciences, computational science, public history, and mathematics and science education.

MTSU’s College of Education also coordinates the literacy studies doctoral program. The mathematics and science-education program in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences focuses on K-12 math and science teacher training.

Applicants for the new education doctoral program must have earned a master’s degree and “be in a position to effect immediate pre-K-12 school improvement and gains in student learning,” according to program specifications.

For more details on MTSU’s Doctor of Education in Assessment, Learning and Pre-K-12 School Improvement, visit