The College of Education doctoral program celebrated its 25th anniversary April 3rd. The event featured faculty and alumni from 1993-2018 who represented both the doctoral program in curriculum and instruction, and the college’s newest doctoral program in educational technology.
The doctoral program at Boise State was created in 1993 to fill a need for educators looking to advance their studies in the Treasure Valley. Graduates of the doctoral program have become leaders in public education and school improvement, and bring their advanced expertise in education to work as school principals, university professors, as well as private businesses and organizations.
Past students remembered how the program brought them together with like-minded and committed fellow educators with whom they built friendships and support throughout their time in the program. “The people in the doctoral program are what I remember most,” said Laurie Wolfe ‘05, Chief Academic Officer, Gem Innovation Schools. “My favorite part of the doctoral program was reading and having a group of educators with a wide range of experiences to discuss current education topics with. Everyone brought their own expertise and perspectives to the program and it made the experience much richer.”
The Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction was the first doctoral degree program at Boise State University. As of Spring 2018, the College of Education has conferred doctoral degrees to 139 students.