Nov 28, 2021  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Curriculum and Instruction (Ed.S., Ed.D.)


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Specialist of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

The Specialist in Education in Curriculum and Instruction requires a minimum of 60 hours beyond the Bachelor’s degree or 30 hours beyond the Master’s degree. It is designed to meet the needs of individuals interested in serving in directorial and supervisory positions in the development and implementation of curriculum, supervision, and instructional practice. A two–hour preliminary exam and an interview are required of all individuals who receive either provisional or full admission to the Specialist program. The results of the preliminary exam provide information for appropriate program of study advisement. An internship of at least three hours is required in the program. In addition, the program of study designed under advisement of your committee must include one course in each of the areas of Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, and Technology beyond the completed Master’s degree. Options for individually designed specialization areas are encouraged and available.

Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

The Doctor of Education requires a minimum of 90 hours beyond the Bachelor’s degree, or 60 hours beyond the Master’s degree, 15 credit hours of dissertation are required. The doctorate is intended for those who may choose career goals of master teacher, curriculum and instruction specialist, supervisory personnel, academic coordinator in school systems, teachers and coordinators in colleges and universities, and educational specialists in state departments and their sub-units. A two-hour preliminary exam and interview are required of all individuals who receive either provisional or full admission to the Doctoral program. The results of the preliminary exam provide information for appropriate program of study advisement. Course work for the major area may be taken in elementary, secondary, or special education to allow for individual needs and goals. Students should address their interests at the time of application to the program. A three-credit internship is required for the Doctorate. In addition, the program of study designed under advisement of your committee must include one course in each of the areas of Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, and Technology beyond the completed Master’s degree. Students seeking a Doctorate should discuss the residency options in this program with the department chairperson at the time of application.

Doctor of Education, Curriculum & Instruction: Total 90 credit hours


  • Required courses in major area 45 credit hours
  • Required courses in support area 15 credit hours
  • Other support courses 30 credit hours

Required Courses in Major Area: 45 credit hours


Minimum of 45 credit hours with ELED, SEED, or SPED prefix to include:

Advanced Cluster Courses in Specialization: 12 credit hours


  • Minimum of 12 credits in ELED/SEED/SPED or Curriculum

Required Courses in Curriculum & Instruction: 10-12 credit hours


At least one Course in each of the following areas: ELED, SEED, SPED, Technology Area

Required Courses in Support Areas: 6 credit hours


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