Ph.D. in educational administration to be offered on SUNY New Paltz campus
NEW PALTZ -- In summer 2003 a second cohort of students will begin the requirements for the Ph.D. in educational administration and policy studies on the SUNY New Paltz campus. The degree is offered in collaboration with the University at Albany and will draw upon the strengths of the faculty at both institutions.
"The Albany research focus and the New Paltz field-based focus create an excellent combination," said David K. Lavallee, provost and vice president for academic affairs at SUNY New Paltz. "The relationship between the two campuses, which have received state, national and international recognition, is a winning combination."
Interim President at SUNY New Paltz, Steven G. Poskanzer, said, "There is a genuine need for highly-educated K-12 and college and university administrators, and the intellectual depth provided by this program will serve doctoral students especially well."
The doctoral program is designed for practicing school and college administrators and others in the Hudson Valley corridor who have completed the certificate of advanced study (CAS) or master of science in educational administration or a related field.
"The program of study is not new," said Robert Michael, dean of the School of Education at SUNY New Paltz. "Courses and substantive requirements will be the same as those currently taught at the University at Albany. Admission standards, required courses and qualifying and comprehensive examinations will not change. The doctoral degree will be awarded by the University at Albany."
According to Michael, the program will be taught using traditional and non-traditional formats. There will be cross-campus cooperation in teaching and doctoral research, as well as distance learning via video teleconferencing.
Tuition will be the same for students whether or not they take the course in Albany or New Paltz. The program in educational administration and policy studies offers three areas of concentration: school administration, higher education administration and educational policy studies.
Some courses will be held in Albany but travel is expected to be minimal and will be scheduled at times convenient to students. SUNY New Paltz faculty also will serve on dissertation committees and share their individual expertise with students who have similar research interests.
The first advisory session for those interested in pursuing the program will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Studley Theatre in the Old Main Building on the New Paltz campus.
For more information about the program, call Dr. Jan Hammond, chair of the Department of Educational Administration at SUNY New Paltz, (845) 257-2810, or Dr. Kathleen Kraus, dean of the Department of Continuing & Professional Education at SUNY New Paltz, (845) 257-2906, or e-mail: Krausk@newpaltz.edu.
For more details about the doctoral degree, visit Albany's Web page at: www.albany.edu/eaps/degree/doc.html.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.