Summer Travel Institutes
The purpose of the professional Summer Travel Institutes is to allow UMHB Doctor of Education students to establish a network of individuals and organizations committed to furthering the interests of education. During the Summer Travel Institutes, students will develop an understanding of how state, national, and international governments conduct business, and how educational policies are formulated and implemented. Students will gain an awareness and appreciation of laws, systems, research, and contemporary issues affecting education in a global society.
Summer Travel Institutes: Live on Purpose
The first summer in the program, students will spend a week in Austin visiting such agencies as:
- Texas Association of School Boards
- Texas Education Agency
- Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
- Independent Colleges & Universities of Texas
- Texas State Technical College
- Austin Community College
- Equity Center
- Texas Board of Nursing
Students will develop an appreciation of the political and economic systems at the state level that affect education.
The second summer, students will travel to Washington D.C. to experience the infrastructure and operation of the national government as it relates to education. Students will interact with such agencies as:
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Baptist Joint Committee
- Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security/National War College
- Department of Education
- American Association of Community Colleges
- American Association for State Colleges and Universities
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Students will have the ability to compare and contrast the development of education policy and implementation from a national view to that of the State of Texas.
The third summer, students will travel to Europe to experience diverse educational, political, social, and economic systems in another culture. Students will have the opportunity to interact with agencies and educational leaders such as:
- Omaha Beach
- The American Cemetery in Colleville
- Maastricht alderman for education
- School principal(s) in Germany
- Governor of the board of primary schools
- Nursing organizations and providers
After the international institute, students will gain an understanding of international education practice, policy, politics, resources, culture, and the implications regarding current education systems in the United States.
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