Curriculum and Instruction Ed.D.
This degree offers an interdisciplinary approach across pre-kindergarten through secondary levels in multiple content areas, art, early childhood and elementary education, language and literacy, mathematics, middle level, foreign language, music, science and social studies education.
Who is the degree designed for?
The degree is designed for curriculum leaders who may hold other roles in schools such as (assistant principals, classroom teachers, coaches, curriculum developers, department chairs, principals, subject/content area coordinators at the school or county level, and clinical faculty).
Students who complete this degree and the Georgia state approved content assessment will be eligible for the new Curriculum and Instruction service certificate at the S7 level. Students must hold a valid clear and renewable, level 4 or higher Georgia Teaching (T), Service (S), Technical Specialist (TS), or Leadership (L or PL) certificate at time of admission in your field of study, complete a minimum of 9 hours of concentration coursework (must align with previously held certification/endorsement field).
Students in the Early Childhood and Elementary Education concentration and the Mathematics Education concentration may be eligible for the K-5 Mathematics Endorsement. To apply for the endorsement, students should complete the online application here. Once students complete the endorsement, they should also submit the endorsement completion form here.
What can I do with this degree?
You might be employed by public and private schools, school systems and other educational entities in the Atlanta metro area, the state of Georgia, and in national and international schools and organizations.
Embracing the principles of social justice, the Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction emphasizes innovation, diversity and advocacy in PK-12 settings.
Committed to our metropolitan community, while simultaneously extending our influence nationally and globally, we focus on excelling in three areas:
- conducting leading research on culture, learning and human development
- preparing high quality education and human development professionals in critical need areas
- serving the community
Course description and classes
Graduate Admissions Information
What you’ll need to apply
The program consists of 45 hours of course work and nine hours of dissertation work for a total of 54 hours. The majority of the program will be offered through evening classes at the downtown campus throughout the year in the fall, spring and summer semesters.
For information about application steps, requirements and deadlines for graduate school, visit our extensive Graduate Admissions Information page.
Ed.D. Program Coordinator: Caroline C. Sullivan, Ph.D.
Ed.D. Program Committee:
|Co-Chair||Dr. Caroline Sullivan|
|Co-Chair||Dr. Gary Bingham|
|Past Chair||Dr. Joyce Many|
|Art||Dr. Melody Milbrandt|
|Early Childhood and Elementary Education||Dr. Caitlin Dooley|
|Foreign Language||Dr. Peter Swanson|
|Language and Literacy||Dr. Ja Young Choi|
|Mathematics||Dr. Pier Junor Clarke|
|Middle Level Education||Dr. Stephanie Cross|
|Music||Dr. Patrick Freer|
|Science||Dr. Kadir Demir|
|Social Studies||Dr. Chantee Earl|