Curriculum and Instruction, Doctorate of Education

Available: On Campus

The Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction provides the highest professional degree available to candidates who aspire to Curriculum and Instruction leadership positions. The degree requirements include a prescribed curriculum of required and elective courses and the successful completion of a major research project resulting in the presentation and defense of a dissertation.

Please see the curriculum outline for a complete listing of program course requirements.

This Ed.D. Program is a modified cohort program. Individuals are admitted to a specific cohort and follow the schedule for the cohort to which they are assigned. Elective courses may be taken independent from the rest of the cohort. Cohort groups begin in June of each year. In the event of emergencies that require an individual to drop out of the normal schedule, they may be required to join another cohort group with another schedule.

With a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction you can:

  • Teach in Colleges of Education around the world
  • Construct and implement curricula at the school, district, state, or national level
  • Work in governmental education agencies, intergovernmental agencies, non-governmental agencies or policy organizations.

Our students love our program because of many factors, such as:

  • Interaction with professors
  • Personal attention from the professors
  • The cohort model
  • Ideal for students who prefer face-to-face instruction
  • Alternating courses on main campus and the Woodlands campus
  • Traveling to present research
  • Diverse research opportunities
  • Relationships with peers and professors
  • Meaningful coursework
  • Genuine care for student success

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Catalog Entry Doctorate of Education (EdD)
Length 60 Credit Hours
Enrollment Summer
Costs Rates Per Semester
Admission Requirements Application Materials

Application Deadlines

  • Priority Deadline: March 31
  • Final Deadline: May 15

Please note that application deadlines will occasionally change. Please contact the program director (listed in the contact section) for confirmation on application deadlines.

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