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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

May 24, 2017

Statewide doctoral program being honored as program of year

The statewide cooperative Doctor of Education program at the University of Missouri-Columbia, with which Northwest Missouri State University is a partner, has been recognized by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) as the inaugural winner of its Program of the Year Award.

The award honors a CPED Member institution whose Ed.D. program serves as a “proofing site” and demonstrates excellence, impact and alignment with the CPED Framework to promote continuous improvement within varied local contexts. The CPED Program of the Year Award Committee, comprised of eight CPED faculty members representing eight CPED member institutions, used a two-step process and a set of CPED-defined criteria to select the exemplar for this year.

In addition to Northwest, the University of Missouri-Columbia delivers the program cooperatively with four other partner institutions: University of Missouri, Southeast Missouri State University, University of Central Missouri and Missouri State University. The regional delivery system provides flexibility to educators who work full-time and access to faculty who collaborate as program instructors.

“I am proud to be associated with such a program, and endlessly proud of my students and colleagues whose hard work brings the quality up,” Dr. Tim Wall, the dean of Northwest’s School of Education, said and thanked academic leaders at the University for their support of the program.

The program will be recognized June 14 during the 10th anniversary CPED Convening at the University of Pittsburgh. For more information about the award and CPED, visit

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468