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Westcliff university Launches Highly Anticipated Ed.D Program

By eLearning Inside
August 31, 2022

Westcliff University, an established higher education leader, today announced the formal launch of its new Doctor of Education (Ed.D) professional degree program, designed for those pursuing educational leadership roles. Offering industry-relevant coursework on leadership, curriculum development, instructional methodologies, teacher supervision and data analysis, this program, based on a foundation of research, best practices and practicum, is intended to both foster and sustain a lifelong commitment to learning.

Highly regarded for its educational-focused programs, including its master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) and Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAEd), as well as its TESOL certification programs, the addition of an Ed.D program—designed to be completed in just three years—opens up a pathway for students seeking a quality terminal degree in the field of education.

Westcliff University’s Ed.D program is offered both in a fully remote, online setting or via traditional, in-person instruction at its main campus in Irvine, Calif. As a recognized champion of live online, asynchronous, virtual and face-to-face learning modalities, Westcliff University strives to meet the varied needs of students with its flexible program options.

The Westcliff Ed.D model allows learners to reap the benefits of working with distinguished faculty while engaging in interactive class sessions, even when in the online environment. Students receive ongoing guidance and personalized dissertation support from the Westcliff University Doctoral Writing Center while collaborating with peers to complete a rigorous course of study built on a focus on the practical application of learned content.

“With research indicating the growing desire for executive education program options in the higher education setting on the rise, the faculty of Westcliff University’s College of Education is pleased to parlay its extensive experience as educational leaders in a variety of academic and professional settings to providing today’s learners with the opportunities they need to succeed,” said Dr. Anthony Lee, president and CEO of Westcliff University.

Westcliff University deepens the educational experience by elevating program offerings, setting itself apart from other universities by:

  • Providing remarkable support services for its students, including dissertation guidance in the first year and the assignment of a Dissertation Chair and two Dissertation Committee Members respectively in the second and third year to guide students through the most daunting part of a doctoral degree;
  • Placing an emphasis on practical applications of learning with embedded practicum experiences and a career services department dedicated to supporting both student employment and career advancement; and
  • Offering flexible, quality programs led by devoted educators with an emphasis on practical learning for direct application into the workforce.

Westcliff has built a reputation for supporting diversity, equity and inclusion with a student body that represents over 100 countries, providing students with exposure to perspectives that enrich the overall learning experience through an emphasis on global citizenship and authenticity. It has earned a student satisfaction rate of over 90 percent for the past several years, which reflects its deep commitment to taking care of students.

Westcliff’s Ed.D degree program is ideal for educators working in K-12 classrooms, colleges, universities, government agencies or educational support systems who are looking to advance their careers with the benefit of a doctoral degree. By providing opportunities for students to focus on best practices, improve skills, avoid pitfalls, apply practical tips and build a resource network of professional connections and colleagues, Westcliff’s Ed.D program is designed in alignment with the Westcliff mission to educate, inspire and empower the next generation of educational leaders to advance their careers, institutions, and industries.

About Westcliff University is an innovative global higher education institution with its finger on the pulse of the international business landscape and the needs of today’s employers. Founded in 1993 and based in Irvine, Calif., it offers bachelor’s, masters and doctorate degrees spanning 21 areas of study including business, education, technology, computer science, engineering and law. Westcliff is a California Public Benefit Corporation which affirms its dedication to operating in the best interests of its students and the surrounding community. Its programs focus on both the hard and soft skills needed to secure quality jobs in high-growth industries; it offers community and business engagement opportunities for the hands-on experience today’s students require, and it provides innovative and affordable programs live online and in classrooms across the globe.

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