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2017-2018

Curriculum and Instruction EdD


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Doctor of Education (EdD)


As the more professionally-oriented degree, the Doctor of Education (EdD) is designed for educational leaders who contribute to the field of education through their work in the field, developing curricula, supervising, and leading out in instructional improvement and school change. Dissertation research for the EdD is typically practitioner-focused and addresses a topic of practical concern within the concentration area.  The program requires 61 post-MA semester credits.

Program Delivery


The Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is offered in a synchronous, interactive online program (see School of Distance Education and International Partnerships  definitions) and a face-to-face on-campus program. Online courses are not self-paced, but have regular semester start and end dates.  Participants interact with each other, their traditional classroom peers, and the instructor throughout all courses. Online students are required to come to campus for defense of their dissertations. Online students are encouraged to come to campus for graduation

EdD General Emphasis


Available On-campus or Online

EdD Prerequisites: 5-6 credits


Master’s Degree in an appropriate area

EdD Elective(s): 3+ credits


Elective courses chosen by advisement.

EdD Dissertation: 17 credits


Total EdD Degree Credits: 61


EdD Curriculum Theory Concentration


Available On-campus or Online

EdD Prerequisites: 5-6 credits


Master’s Degree in an appropriate area

EdD Foundations: 0 credits


Foundations requirement are included in the concentration.

EdD Dissertation: 17 credits


Total EdD Degree Credits: 61


EdD Higher Education Teaching Concentration


Available On-Campus or Online

EdD Prerequisites: 5-6 credits


Master’s Degree or higher in a field typically taught in colleges or universities

Total EdD Degree Credits: 61


*Disseratation must focus on a topic in the concentration area.  After registering for EDRM880/LEAD880, canidates must register for at least one (1) dissertation credit each semester until they successfully defend their dissertation.

EdD International Education Concentration


Available On-Campus

EdD Prerequisites: 5-6 credits


Master’s Degree in an appropriate area

Total EdD Degree Credits: 61


*Dissertation must focus on a topic in the concentration area.  After registering for EDRM880/LEAD880, candidates must register for at least one (1) dissertation credit each semester until they successfully defend their dissertation.

EdD K-12 Curriculum Specialist Concentration


Available On-campus or Online

EdD Prerequisites: 5-6 credits


Master’s Degree in an appropriate area

Total EdD Degree Credits: 61+


*Dissertation must focus on a topic in the concentration area.  After registering for EDRM880/LEAD880, canidates must register for at least one (1) dissertation credit each semester until they successfully defend their dissertation.

EdD Social Justice Concentration


Available On-campus

EdD Prerequisites: 5+ credits


Master’s Degree in an appropriate area

EdD Foundations: 3+ credits


Total EdD Degree Credits: 61


*Dissertation must focus on a topic in the concentration area.  After registering for EDRM880/LEAD880, candidates must register for at least one (1) dissertation credit each semester until they successfully defend their dissertation.

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