I did not realize that the doctoral program at Concordia was as new as it is. I believe we are only the third cohort to graduate from the Ed.D. program (the college itself was founded in 1905). The program has gone through some iterations since I began with one big change being the program going from four years down to three to complete. Some of these changes have occurred because of feedback from students which I appreciate.
Since my very first course back in the summer of 2014, I really felt like I was learning a lot. I was definitely getting the "bang for my buck" in terms of how much I was growing personally and professionally. I still feel that way. When I look at who I was back when I started to who I am now...it's like I'm a totally new person. That's a great thing.
Despite some bumps along the way (no pain, no gain, right?), I would absolutely do it over again if I had to choose. I feel the same way about earning National Board Certification. Regardless of what happens next, no one can ever take away the personal and professional growth I've made.