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Ed.D. Overview

C&T graduate student in the classroomThe Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction prepares you for a leadership position in education and to work with teachers and other professionals in a variety of settings that may include school districts, colleges and universities, state and federal education agencies, and educational companies. During the program you will learn how to translate theory and research into practice and to solve practical problems either in your current or a future educational context.

Doctoral work includes at least 27 credit hours in the major, additional hours in basic and applied research skills, and a dissertation involving original research in the student's specialization.

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