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Widener University and Sussex Tech Collaborate to Offer Doctorate of Education Program

Georgetown, Del.—Widener University and Sussex Technical School District, a public Career and Technical Education school district in Georgetown, Del., are expanding their recently announced partnership to include the Widener doctoral degree program in K-12 Educational Leadership: School System Leadership.

Beginning this fall, the program gives individuals who have previously earned a master’s degree the opportunity to transfer up to 24 credits towards the doctoral degree. All courses will be offered either online or through a blended model (online and in a classroom at Sussex Tech), and will be taught by Widener University faculty.

Sussex Technical High School is a two-time Blue Ribbon National School of Excellence and provides a unique, focused, and rigorous educational program for each student. Sussex Tech Adult Division has been serving businesses and industries in the region for over 20 years and currently serves approximately 3,000 students annually. The High School and Extended Learning campus is located at 17099 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, Del. Visit the district’s website at for information.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences and professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The university’s campuses in Chester, Exton, and Harrisburg, Pa., and in Wilmington, Del., serve approximately 6,500 students. Visit the university’s website at for more information.

The first cohort of students will begin their coursework in Georgetown starting in September, according to Sussex Tech Director of Extended Learning Dr. Michael Owens. For more information on the doctoral program in K-12 Educational Leadership or to apply for admission, call or email Dr. Michael Owens at (302) 856-9035 or


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