Mar 20, 2019  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 

Curriculum and Instruction (CCD)

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Curriculum and Instruction (CCD) Program Information

The School of Teaching & Learning’s doctoral program in Curriculum & Instruction cultivates proficient scholars, teachers, and other educational professionals through an academically rigorous curriculum that balances theoretical and applied knowledge. 

The Ed.D. is viewed as a professional practice doctorate wherein graduate students acquire and produce expert knowledge of how theoretical and empirical academic research can be applied in ways that foster school improvement in various contexts. The Ed.D. degree prepares students to advance within their professions and is not designed to prepare for faculty careers in higher education. Ed.D. students pursue specializations in one of two areas: Curriculum, Teaching, & Teacher Education (CTTE) and Educational Technology.  Both specializations are offered to students online.

All doctoral students are required to complete successfully a minimum of 90 credits.  Coursework includes research methodology and methods, educational curriculum and foundations, independent research, specialization seminars, and at least 12 credit hours of dissertation work.  To earn their doctoral degree, all students must complete their coursework satisfactorily, pass written and oral qualifying examinations, and successfully complete and defend a dissertation.

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Degrees Offered with a Major in Curriculum and Instruction

Doctor of Education

School of Teaching and Learning Departmental Courses

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