What are your vocational objectives and how will your matriculation in the _____ University Doctor of Education Program relate to them?
All of the career decisions I have made in my ten years in public education have been guided by my desire to affect positive change in the lives of young people. In my roles as both a teacher and a school psychologist, I have been able to create or influence these changes primarily on a classroom level (e.g., teaching techniques, uses of assistive technology, incorporating principles of Universal Design for Learning). It is my hope that in matriculating to _____ University’s Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program, I will be able to build upon my existing leadership skills and knowledge of educational practice to affect change at a much larger systemic level, either through the training of undergraduate pre-service teachers, researching and contributing to education policy reform, or acting in an administrative capacity.
Fingers crossed, chin up, etc. Here begins a new chapter of my career in education.