Curriculum and Instruction EdD

Curriculum and Instruction Intensive Study Area (EdD) 

This Intensive Study Area (ISA) is designed to prepare scholar practitioners to plan, implement, evaluate, and supervise educational programs for children, from infancy through adolescence, and adult learners, inclusive of a wide variety of diversity. Faculty in this ISA come from many departments and disciplines, including but not limited to: prekindergarten through elementary, middle level, secondary, and tertiary curriculum and pedagogy; foundations of education in psychology; philosophy; social sciences; disability studies; gifted and talented education; multicultural education; literacy education; instructional technology; school library studies; and Pre-12 content areas such as mathematics, physical education, science, social studies, and language arts.  Students interested in becoming scholar-practitioners to plan, implement, evaluate, and supervise educational programs for children and adult learners with an emphasis on inclusion and diversity will apply for admission through the Curriculum and Instruction ISA.

Effective fall 2020, the program moves to a 48-credit-hour doctoral degree, with comprehensive requirements and dissertation required for completion. All four intensive study areas within the College of Education doctoral program will require 24 hours of a professional common core, 15 hours of intensive study coursework and 9 hours of dissertation. See the Doctor of Education program page for full information. 

ISA Coordinator: Dr. Laura Edwards
(319) 273-2214

Information for current EdD students

Catalog: Doctor of Education Degree (for existing students; updated catalog for fall 2020 students expected 7/1/2020) 

EdD forms

Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Assistantships