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Curriculum and Instruction

Putting Your Degree To Work

Students who graduate from KU’s doctoral program in curriculum and instruction will have acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to advance in their careers as professional educators. The program applies current research and theory to instructional practice and is intended for teacher leaders and supervisors. This is also a terminal degree in the field.

Graduates of the Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction program hold positions similar to the following:

  • Curriculum Designer
  • Teacher Leader
  • Post-secondary Class Instructor; or
  • Director of Curriculum Development.

Let us know you are interested.


Practicing Educator
Cost Savings

Learn more about the Practicing Educator Sponsorship Program offered to PK-12 public (or private) school district educators interested in a graduate program in education at KU.

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This program is available at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park! Learn more»
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