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St. Bonaventure’s Ed.D. program accepted into CPED Network

Jun 14, 2024

Jason MargolisWith its first course beginning in two months, the new doctoral program in Educational Leadership at St. Bonaventure University has been granted membership in the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate (CPED) Network.

St. Bonaventure, which begins offering its new Ed.D. program this fall, joins more than 135 CPED members in the important work of redesigning professional practice preparation in education for the improvement of PK-20 education and the organizations that support it.

“Achieving CPED membership at such an early point in our program’s history is a huge vote of confidence from the larger Educational Leadership community,” said Dr. Jason Margolis, SBU’s program director for Educational Leadership. “It also will ensure that as we continue to grow, we will do so guided by the latest best practices and ideas.”

CPED institution members are a network that stimulates each institution’s work and provides space for sharing, learning and providing feedback in a national dialogue across faculty, students and administrators in Doctor of Education programs.

St. Bonaventure was one of 10 institutions accepted this week into CPED.

“We’re very excited to welcome these institution members to CPED’s growing consortium and to see the contributions they will make in transforming the Ed.D. to meet the educational needs of the 21st century,” said Jill A. Perry, Ph.D., CPED executive director.

New members are chosen through a rigorous application process and evaluated by a membership committee composed of leaders of current CPED members. Based on the application and support materials of each of these new institution members, CPED anticipates that adding these institutions to the network will add a value that will push CPED’s collective work even farther, Perry said.

SBU’s fully online program is designed to be completed in eight semesters, which includes summers.

Applicants for SBU’s program must have a master’s degree; minimum five years of professional experience; a 3.0 graduate school GPA; two letters of recommendation; and a 500-750 word statement of purpose.

Prospective students interested in learning more about the program should contact Margolis at


About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University is a community committed to transforming the lives of our students inside and outside the classroom, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship. Out of 167 regional universities in the North, St. Bonaventure was ranked #6 for value and #14 for innovation by U.S. News and World Report (2024).