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EdD in Curriculum & Instruction at KU

C&T graduate student in the classroomThe EdD 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.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Program Reputation - KU’s EdD in Curriculum & Instruction is offered through the KU School of Education, which was recently ranked 8th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Public Education Schools. The program is ranked 14th among public institutions as well.
  • Kansas City Location - This program is offered exclusively at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park for working educators in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

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