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Impacting Education: Journal for Transforming Professional Practice (IE) is CPED's peer-reviewed academic journal.

This online, open-source journal seeks to provide a forum where academics and practitioners alike may publish scholarly articles that meaningfully contribute to the improved preparation of PK-20 educational leaders through the examination of the development, redesign, and improvement of professional preparation programs as well as the outcomes of such programs including the skills, knowledge, dispositions, and impact of EdD program graduates.

As such, scholarship generated in IE will have strong implications for the management and policies of schools of education, their EdD programs and the research, teaching, and learning of their faculty and students.

IE publishes research articles, dissertation in practice research articles (see section policies for special note), essay manuscripts and book reviews of works that support the preparation of educational leaders. The free open-access journal is hosted by the University of Pittsburgh.


Announcing New Special Issue Series: 100 Years of the EdD

This academic year marks 100 years since the founding of the first EdD program. To highlight and celebrate this milestone and the progress made toward making the EdD a degree that prepares scholarly practitioners for their work in the field, IE is running a special series of three themed journal issues. Each issue will be led by guest editors with content-expertise and will be published in the spring of 2021.

Learn More About the Issues Below:

  1. Online EdD Programs - Submission Deadline: November 1, 2020
  2. EdD Student Research & Discoveries - Submission Deadline: December 1, 2020
  3. The Evolution of the Dissertation in Practice - Submission Deadline: January 15, 2021

If you are interested in publishing your work within these themed issue, please read the calls for manuscripts, join us on September 25th for our Challenge Friday, or contact Dr. Stephanie J. Jones, editor-in-chief, at [email protected].


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The themed issue is designed to highlight the challenges, the work, and the results of both EdD graduates and faculty as it relates to activism and becoming change agents within their local educational communities and beyond. Read the issue for free today! 

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Get Published in Impacting Education 

The Impacting Education editorial board accepts manuscripts for review year-round. For more information about submitting manuscripts or reviewing for the journal, click here.


2018 Accomplishments of the Journal!

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