WT’s ‘Most Affordable’ Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership | KAMR

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CANYON, Texas (KAMR / KCIT) – West Texas A&M University’s online educational leadership doctoral program is in the top 10 for “most affordable” programs in the country, according to a private ranking website.

WT’s doctoral program ranked 7th on the list above many institutions, including Valdosta State University, University of Arkansas, and Texas Tech University, a list explained. published on June 7 by EduRef.net.

All of the schools that were included in the ranking are “accredited regionally or nationally, offer at least one doctorate in education fully online, and have been collected from official accreditation agency websites,” according to EduRef.

“We are proud to be recognized for our philosophy that the cost of education should not become a barrier for those who wish to improve their careers,” said Dr. Eddie Henderson, Dean of the College of Educational Sciences and social sciences. “The unique, two-pronged focus of our program provides principals with a wide variety of tools to be successful, not only for themselves, but also for their districts or institutions. ”

President Walter V. Wendler explained the strengths and potential benefits that WT’s doctoral program brings to small schools.

“These neighborhoods are often overlooked by colleges and universities that are geared towards urban and suburban neighborhoods,” Wendler said. “While many of the challenges that exist in various school districts are also based on student populations, several issues important to small and large districts are different. “

WT’s doctoral program began in the fall of 2018 with the aim of preparing leaders for rural schools and for higher education and educational organizations, a press release from WT said.

The program currently has 67 students enrolled and applications for courses starting in January 2022 are expected before October 1. The program’s first diplomas will be awarded at the launch ceremony in December, according to the press release.

Janice G. Ball