Harvard to offer a doctorate in education leadership

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3-year program to begin in 2010

The Harvard Graduate School of Education will announce today that it will offer a new, tuition-free doctoral degree in education leadership, its first new degree in 74 years.

School officials liken the Doctor of Education Leadership Program to the education equivalent of a law or medical degree. It will be taught by faculty from the education school, Harvard Business School, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

“One of the core missions of Harvard’s professional schools is to prepare leaders who can guide organizations in a rapidly changing environment,’’ Harvard president Drew Faust said in a statement. “No sector has a greater need for such transformational leaders than public education.’’

The three-year program will begin in August 2010 with 25 students.

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