About the Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral Program
The Curriculum and Instruction program is a competency-based program for those who want to develop overarching theoretical and research bases in the field of curriculum and instruction and become scholars that engage in research partnerships with schools, districts, colleges, and local communities in pursuit of shared excellence and social activism. The degree is designed to emphasize studies in areas that are crucial to development of existing P-12 teachers, administrators, and curriculum specialists as well as college and university professors and administrators.
Students may choose a general Curriculum and Instruction option or choose one of three tracks: (1) Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education (CSTE), (2) Language, Diversity and Literacy Studies (LDLS), and (3) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (STEM). In addition to the curriculum and instruction core courses, students will take courses in the student’s specialization area, research methods, and diversity. Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in independent research culminating in the completion of a dissertation.
The department offers both face-to-face and online options for students to complete the program.
Contact: Dr. Jeong-Hee Kim, 806.834.6075, firstname.lastname@example.org