Department Launches New Program in Dominican Republic

Jan. 22, 2015

First cohort in Dominican Republic program.

First cohort in Dominican Republic program.

The College of Education and Human Development at WMU launched a Ph.D. in educational leadership program in the Dominican Republic (D.R.) on Monday, January 19, 2015. Thirty students are in the first cohort who will go through the program together in four years. It is the first doctoral program offered by WMU in a foreign country.

Being offered through a unique collaboration between WMU and the D.R.’s Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education and the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), this program was designed to prepare individuals to hold leadership and management roles in K-12 or higher education. It is offered via a hybrid-learning format with teaching support from WMU faculty. The program also includes a study abroad component, in which the students will travel to WMU in June each year for three weeks of intensive study.

The program will help the D.R. build its infrastructure and human resource capacity.