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EdD Program Requirements

Curriculum & Instruction

Doctor of Education (EdD) with a concentration in Curriculum & Instruction Degree Requirements

Prerequisites for Program/Transfer Credits/Electives

Master's Degree (minimum 30 hours - Courses, or equivalents, may already be completed in Master’s)
3 years teaching experiences
EDRE 5530 - Introduction to Research

Program Knowledge Base/Required Core Courses (15 credit hours)

EDCI 5600 - Diversity in Education
EDCI 5730 -  Learning & Cognition
EDAD 5720 - Educational Leader as Change Agent
EDAD 5650 - Educational Leader as Communicator
EDRE 5660 - Proposal Writing

Advanced Research Courses (9 credit hours)

Suggested coursework is listed below - note that some coursework in both qualitative and quantitative research is required.  Research courses, with doctoral committee approval, can be taken outside the College of Education.

EDRE 5600 - Ed Research 1: Descriptive
EDRE 5610 - Ed Research 2: Group Comp.
EDRE 5620 - Ed Research 3:  Correlational
EDRE 5630 - Ed Research 4:  Multivariate
EDRE 5550 - Action Research
EDRE 5640 - Intro to Qual Research
EDRE 5650 - Advanced Qual Res Methods

Practicum/Internship (2 hours, to be determined with doctoral committee)

EDCI 5580 - Internship

C & I Specialization (minimum 18 credit hours/approved by doctoral committee)

EDCI 5800 - Curriculum Development
EDCI 5790 - Advanced Instructional Strategies (as of Summer 2017 EDCI 5790 Learning Theories & Instructional Principles)

Problem Based Dissertation (6 credit hours)

EDCI 5980 - Dissertation Research

Students must also successfully complete Preliminary Examination for Admission to Candidacy BEFORE registering for dissertation research hours. Contact your committee for further information on

EdD Program Requirements from Education Dean's Office
Students are required to upload their final documents to the Wyoming Scholars Repository (WySR), information here
Direct link to the WySR EdD Project page

*80  Minimum credits total for Ed.D. Program

For more degree program details, please view the EdD Program Overview and Application Instructions

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Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Programs

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1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6366


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