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Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction at KU

The Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Kansas prepares individuals for a leadership position in education and to work with teachers or 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.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Program Reputation - KU’s Ed.D. 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 itself is ranked 12th among public institutions as well.
  • Professional Network – The program is constructed around a cohort group of students who enter the program and progress as a class. Instructors and fellow graduate students will offer a broad-based knowledge of the field, which builds a sense of connection for your curriculum & instruction doctorate program.
  • Dependable Program Structure – Cohort-based coursework that combines face-to-face sessions and field experiences in the student’s home district that make it the perfect options for the working educator.
  • Steeped in Tradition - With an expectation of excellence, the knowledge gained in KU's graduate courses will help students become even more effective professionals in the field of education.
  • Cost Savings Option - The Practicing Educator Sponsorship Program offers current PK-12 educators an option to reduce the cost of enroll enrollment at KU. 
  • 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.

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.

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