DENVER, May 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jerome Alley, President of William Howard Taft University, announced today that the University has received approval from its accrediting agency to commence offering a doctorate program with a concentration in charter school administration. It is believed to presently be the only such program in the United States.
The online Doctor of Education (with a concentration in Charter School Administration) Program is a practical, directed independent study program which emphasizes course work in educational leadership and management with a focus on charter school operations.
Barry P. Resnick, Dean of Taft's Graduate School of Education, said "Charter Schools are increasing in number and size. With the growing dissatisfaction of public school education in general, their numbers are expected to exponentially increase in the next decade. The responsibilities of managing a charter school are dramatically different than administering a regular public school. Charter school administrators require many of the same skills as small business owners – skills not taught in traditional Ed.D. Programs."
Alley commented that in setting tuition levels, "the University recognized the fact that most charter schools operate on very tight budgets." Therefore, for students enrolling on or before August 1, 2016 total tuition for the program can be less than $9,000.
All coursework is performed 100% online with no residency requirements.
For additional information please visit: www.taft.edu/edd-charter.htm
About William Howard Taft University
For over three decades William Howard Taft University (www.taft.edu) has offered distance learning graduate degree programs to students throughout the world. Presently the University offers nationally accredited programs in business, taxation, education, and information technology.
Contact: Jerome Alley
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