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How a Doctoral Degree Elevated My Career

Self-care is one of the fastest-growing trends in the world today. People are investing time, money, and energy into themselves and their wellness. How you manage your career is also a reflection of your commitment to personal wellness. Just as a commitment to diet and exercise elevates your health, a

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High school ELA teacher; Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Gardner-Webb University, NC

The Importance of Continuing Education for Teachers

The education field is constantly in flux with new policies, emerging research, and evolving populations, all transactional spaces where change takes place. To say that keeping abreast of all that is new and coming is a challenge is an understatement. Yet, this growth is even more reason for teachers to

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Putnam, Associate Dean for the College of Education, Coordinator for the Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction Program

Meet Gardner-Webb University’s Dr. Jennifer Putnam, and experience her background and passion for training masters and doctoral education candidates. What programs do you teach at Gardner-Webb University? What drew you to this field of study? What keeps you excited about it? I teach doctoral candidates in the Ed.D. in Curriculum

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Advantages of a Doctoral Curriculum and Instruction Degree

When considering the next steps in their career, educators have a diverse selection of paths from which to choose. Typically, most of these paths involve continuing their education in some capacity. The challenge for many is deciding which of these paths to take. What is a Curriculum and Instruction Degree?

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Reasons to Attend Gardner-Webb University

Selecting the right university to pursue a doctoral degree might have been one of the most difficult decisions I have made in my life. Making a commitment where I would invest the amount of energy and effort, as well as time away from family, made the decision even tougher. Once

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