Doctoral Degrees in Curriculum & Instruction

Degree Requirements

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). As the research-oriented degree, the PhD is designed for individuals who wish to be educational leaders. This is accomplished by original, theoretical and conceptual research along with immersion in the field.

Individuals taking this degree typically enter higher education, government and/or advanced positions in K–12 education. Program requirements for this degree include an additional research course.

Additional program requirements for this degree include an internship (EDCI799).


EdD/PhD Background Courses: 17 credits


EDCI545 Assessment & Evaluation of Learning—3
EDCI547 Foundations of Curriculum Studies—3
EDCI565 Improving Instruction—2
EDCI620 Systems Concepts & Change—3
EDCI650 Curriculum Design and Development—3
EDFN500 Philosophical Foundations of Education & Psychology—3


EdD/PhD Core: 19-20 credits


EDCI606 Teaching in Higher Education—2
EDCI
636 Program Evaluation—3
EDCI686 Curriculum Past & Present—3
EDCI725  Doctoral Orientation Seminar—1
EDCI730 Curriculum Theory—3
EDCI884 Internationalizing Curriculum Studies—3
EDCI889 Doctoral Seminar—2
EDCI895 Doctoral Portfolio—1
LEAD535 Principles of Academic Writing—1–2


EdD/PhD Foundations: 5–6 credits


GDPC514 Psychology of Learning—3
    One additional foundations course—2–3


EdD Research: 13-14 credits


EDRM505 Research Methods and Stats for Education & Psychology I—3
EDRM611 Research Methods and Stats for Education & Psychology II—3
EDRM710 Seminar in Research Methodology—1
Two of the following
EDRM605 Qual Research Meth in Education & Psychology I—3
EDRM704 Design & Anal of Education & Psych Surveys—3
EDRM712  Research Methods and Stats for Education & Psychology III—3
EDRM713 Research Methids and Stats for Education & Psychology IV—3
EDCI885 Applied Research—1–8


PhD Research: 16 credits


EDRM505 Research Methods and Stats in Educ & Psychology I —3
EDRM611 Applied Statistical Methods I—3
EDRM710 Seminar in Research Methodology—1
Three of the following:
EDRM605 Qual Research Meth in Educ & Psych—3
EDRM704 Design & Anal of Educ & Psych Surveys—3
EDRM712  Research Methods and Stats in Educ & Psychology III—3
EDRM713 Research Methods and Stats in Educ & Psychology IV—3
EDCI885 Applied Research—1-8

EdD/PhD Dissertation: 16+ credits

EDRM880 Dissertation Proposal Development—2 or
LEAD880 Dissertation Proposal Development—2
EDCI899  Doctoral Dissertation—14+*


PhD Electives: 17-18 credits
EdD Electives: 19-22 credits



Electives are selected by advisement to expand personal development within targeted outcomes. Examples of
specializations and cognates for doctoral degrees are listed below. Please refer to the C&I Program Handbook for detailed information regarding electives.
 

TOTAL EdD/PhD degree credits—92+ 

EdD and PhD Specializations and Cognates. Within the EdS, EdD, and PhD degree options, the following specializations or cognates are available:


Specializations


Teaching in Higher Education
Curriculum Leadership
Instructional Leadership
Teacher Education


Cognates


Educational Foundations
Educational Research
Religious Education
Educational Psychology
Educational Leadership
Special Education


* Beginning the semester after registering for EDRM/LEAD880, candidates must register for at least 1 dissertation credit during each semester until their dissertation is successfully defended

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