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3 WAYS FOR DOCTORATES TO PURSUE A CAREER OUTSIDE OF ACADEMIA

Posted by Joseph Chan on Jan 31, 2018 5:43:57 PM

Adobe Spark-11-129797-edited.jpgAs graduation day approaches, most doctoral candidates are contemplating their future career paths. While traditional academic positions may be enticing to many of these individuals, this is not the only route for doctoral holders.

Here are some effective tips for pursuing a career outside of academia with a doctorate.

Transferable Skills
Doctoral students gain a lot of transferable skills. These include the ability to work with teams of diverse individuals, demonstrating strong critical thinking and analytical skills, and advanced communication and presentation abilities. It is important to tailor and highlight the skill set most relevant to the position one is seeking. For example, familiarity with research software is also important for non-academic positions, especially with the growing corporate focus on big data.

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Topics: PhD Degrees, College of Education, Careers, Doctoral Program Tips, Student Resources

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE QUALIFYING EXAM IN YOUR PH.D. PROGRAM

Posted by Joseph Chan on Jan 16, 2018 4:01:14 PM

Adobe Spark-7.jpgIn Trident’s Ph.D. in Educational Leadership program, preparing for the qualifying exam requires a great deal of planning. Passing the exam is a prerequisite for advancing into the dissertation phase. The exam itself is comprised of different concepts including research methodology and theoretical frameworks, the population in the study and variables, as well as the novelty in the study as it pertains to the research questions. Students will choose whether their study will be quantitative or qualitative in nature.

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Topics: PhD Degrees, College of Education, Study Tips, Doctoral Program Tips, Doctoral Degrees

5 TIPS FOR A GOOD TEACHER MENTORING PROGRAM

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Nov 28, 2017 1:51:02 PM

Dr. Shehnaz Khalfan-Washington, who earned her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at Trident from 2017, was startled to learn that 30% of K-12 teachers leave the profession by the end of their first year, and that 40% to 50% of teachers leave the profession within the first five years. She presented research on the subject in a recent Trident CORE webinar.

As a mentor herself, she wondered if and how teacher mentoring programs could help reduce the rate of teacher turnover. In her study, Dr. Khalfan-Washington interviewed 15 participants (mentees) that have been teaching between one and three years.

Although the participants felt that there is ample support and professional development opportunities for teachers, their experiences with mentoring programs was ineffective.

Based on feedback from the participants in Dr. Khalfan-Washington’s study, here are 5 tips for creating an effective mentoring program:

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Topics: College of Education, EdD Degrees, Doctoral Degrees

PH.D. OR ED.D.: WHICH DEGREE FITS YOUR CAREER GOALS

Posted by Jeffery Davis on Nov 10, 2017 1:00:36 PM

One of the most frequently asked questions from aspiring doctoral students is, “What is the difference between a Ph.D. program and a practitioner-based doctoral program like a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)?”

Knowing the differences between these two doctoral degrees will help prospective students make the best educational decision for their career goals. If a student is interested in higher education academics or scholarly research, a Ph.D. program will likely be the right fit. Those who are interested in executive management, administration, or consulting should consider a practitioner-based program.

Here are the objectives of both types of doctoral programs in education:

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Topics: PhD Degrees, College of Education, EdD Degrees, Doctoral Program Tips, Doctoral Degrees

TAPPING INTO A STUDENT'S DESIRE TO LEARN: AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. SHARI FARRIS

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Aug 22, 2017 1:22:30 PM

It’s been said that if you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life.

Dr. Shari Farris, Department Chair in Trident’s College of Education, loves the work she does on a daily basis. She chose a career in education due to her passion for learning, and it’s this passion that drives her when working with Trident’s student community.

During her six years as an online instructor, Dr. Farris has seen communication and relationships as being key drivers of her success. “Students need to know that you as a facilitator are present when they need you,” she stressed.

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Topics: College of Education, Faculty, Online Learning, Master's Degrees

Ph.D. or Ed. D.: WHICH DEGREE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Dec 2, 2014 9:42:00 AM

You have a distinguished career in education and your master’s degree has served you well, but you crave advancement and, most importantly, a challenge. Some colleagues have suggested a Ph.D., while others have said that you’d be a perfect fit for an Ed.D. But what’s the difference – and how do you decide?

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Topics: PhD Degrees, College of Education, EdD Degrees