Why don’t educators in higher ed take education classes?

“Oh, you’re getting an Ed.D.? You know that’s not a Ph.D., right?”

Dr. T said this casually as he scrolled through his notes during a brief meeting with me in his office one warm afternoon in May. I held in my desire to say, “What? It’s not? Thank heavens you’ve informed me!”

But really, I know Dr. T doesn’t mean anything bad by this. He’s a smart guy but not a great communicator. Instead I say, “That’s right. I’m excited about it. The Ed.D. program fits well with what I want to do.”

[ Read the original article at Inside Higher Ed. ]

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