Curriculum Studies, Ed.D.
About the Program
The Doctoral Program in Curriculum Studies is unique both in the construction of the Core and Research segments and the diversity of the supporting areas. This program balances survey courses with in depth investigations on topics in Curriculum Studies.
The Program Core provides comprehensive coverage of five critical areas in Curriculum Studies:
- History of American Education
- Power and Schooling
- History of American Curriculum
- Philosophies of Education
- Inquiry and Development of Educational Practice
The Research and Inquiry Core provides a comprehensive introduction and orientation to the wide range of scholarly inquiry extant in contemporary curriculum research. By progressing through this sequence of courses and investigating the assumptions found within the major paradigms of educational inquiry, exploring the quantitative and qualitative research paradigms, and considering the wide range of research possibilities mobilized in the field of Curriculum Studies, the student gains a complete and comprehensive understanding of advanced research.
Electives available in these two areas offer opportunities for in depth study of any number of curriculum issues, theorists, or reform movements as well as deeper and more detailed investigations into research methodologies.
Emphasis areas offered:
- Cultural Curriculum Studies
- Learning, Development, and Curriculum
- Multicultural and Social Justice Education
Program Contact Information
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Ed.D. Regular Admission Requirements
- Complete the work necessary to be eligible for the minimum of a Master’s degree from an accredited graduate institution.
- Present a minimum grade point average of 3.25 (4.0 scale) in all graduate work attempted (or other appropriate evidence of scholarly aptitude necessary for doctoral study).
- International Students who have not earned a degree at an institution of higher education in the United States must also submit the results of the TOEFL Examination.
- Submit completed application for admission, required application fee and official transcripts consistent with the College of Graduate Studies admission requirements.
- Submit three (3) professional letters of reference.
- Complete “Disclosure and Affirmation questions” that address misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.
- Complete a writing sample (For instructions click here. )
- Complete an interview, if requested.
*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (www.naces.org)
*The application and all required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab for the program must be received by the deadline. If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.
Last updated: 12/23/2019