Online education program, 2U said today at the ongoing ASU-GSV conference that it will work with the USC Rossier School of Education to offer a Ed.D. in education, beginnning in January 2015. Rossier, led by Dean Karen Symms Gallagher, was 2U's first partner in offering online Masters degrees.
USC already offers two doctorate degree programs: one for working professionals with at least 3 years experience who aim to become superintendents or other school leaders and a second for global executives who have more than 10 years experience and work anywhere in the world. The new program with 2U will focus on "organizational change and leadership," says Gallagher. The program will last three to four years (depending on whether incoming students already have masters degrees) and is aimed at working professions. Students will convene virtually using the 2U platform and then attend a live one-week summer program at USC. "We want people to be learning things that they will go into their current work environments and try out," Gallagher says.
Earning the degree program will cost $75K; Gallagher expects to enroll between 70 to 100 students at three times during the course of the year.
Editor's note: Give EdSurge a "D" on degrees: we originally called this a Ph.D. It's an Ed.D.