The program at MSU is an extension of the existing doctoral program at UNT. The degree prepares students for careers in positions that provide direct leadership to educational institutions including school principals, district administration, district superintendents and private school directors.
Officials at MSU say this is the fourth doctoral program like this that will be offered, but the method in which it will be taught is unlike any other.
“The classes are going to be taught at Midwestern State University, and in the past those classes have been delivered through interactive television, but on this go around they are going to be taught by Midwestern State University faculty and UNT faculty on MSU's campus,” said Dr. Matthew Capps, MSU Dean of West College of Education.
These classes are often taken by those in the WFISD, seeking higher positions in the district. The class will begin this fall with a little more than a dozen students enrolled.
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