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Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies

The Doctor of Education in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction program is 80 credit hours and all courses are delivered entirely online. You must have three years of classroom teaching experience, a master's degree to apply to the program. Applicants must also complete EDRE 5530 - Introduction to Research or an equivalent course prior to entering the program.

Required Courses (80 credit hours)

Program Knowledge Base
Students must take all 15 credit hours listed below.

  • EDCI 5600 - Diversity in Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 5730 - Learning and Cognition (3 credit hours)
  • EDAD 5720 - Educational Leader as Change Agent (3 credit hours)
  • EDAD 5650 - Educational Leader as Communicator (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5660 - Proposal Writing (3 credit hours)

Advanced Research Courses
Select 9 credit hours from the below list. Coursework in both qualitative and quantitative research is required and courses can be taken outside the College of Education. Course selection is subject doctoral committee approval.

  • EDRE 5600 - Ed Research 1: Descriptive (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5610 - Ed Research 2: Group Comparison (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5620 - Ed Research 3: Correlational (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5630 - Ed Research 4: Multivariate (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5550 - Action Research (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5640 - Intro to Qualitative Research (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5650 - Advanced Qualitative Research Methods (3 credit hours)

Practicum/Internship
Two credit hours. Must be determined with doctoral committee.

  • EDCI 5580 - Internship (2 credit hours)

Curriculum and Instruction Specialization
Students must take the required courses listed below and select an additional 12 credit hours of elective courses in the Curriculum and Instruction area. Course selection is subject doctoral committee approval.

  • EDCI 5790 - Learning Theories & Instructional Principles (3 credit hours) Required
  • EDCI 5800 - Curriculum Development (3 credit hours) Required

Dissertation in Practice
Students must take all 6 credit hours listed below.

  • EDCI 5980 - Dissertation Research (6 credit hours)

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