How to Join

The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) invites applications to join its 135+ member institutions in transforming the Professional Practice Doctorate (EdD) into the degree of choice for aspiring leaders. Beginning with 25 institutions in 2007, CPED has brought together administrators, faculty, and practitioners from across the country and the globe to rethink advanced education leader preparation and doctoral program development. The CPED consortium looks forward to adding institutions committed to its Framewor.  

General inquiries should be sent to [email protected]

Learn and apply for membership here:

In general, applicants submit an application that includes: 

  • A completed application  

  • Supporting materials as needed 

  • Letters of support 

  • Application fee of $300.00 

  • Applicants may be asked to participate in a 30-minute phone or video interview with the Executive Director, Board Member, or CPED Member Committee representative. 

CPED is no longer accepting New Members for 2024.

1) Download the 2024 Call for Membership and Application

  • NOTEPlease refer to the CPED Principles Rubric Prototype when completing the application. 

2) Submit your completed application form and fee: Submission Form

  • NOTE: The application and supplemental materials (no more than ten pages, with clear headings and page numbers) should be submitted as a single PDF online. 

2024 Application Timeline

April 3rd
Application materials are due 
April 10th - May 31st 
Committee Review & Potential Interviews with Faculty & Dean 
June 13th 
Decisions announced 
July 1st 
Annual Membership Begins 
Oct 14th-17th 
Convening in Honolulu, Hawai'i (all new members required to attend) 

For More Information in between calls for members:

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