Program Coordinator: Dr. Karen Spector
The Ed.D program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is designed to develop educational leaders with a strong set of research skills, particularly as such skills are used to conduct place-based, applied research in support of communities, schools, teachers, and leaders in higher education. Ed.D. program graduates take faculty positions in Colleges of Education, leadership positions in pre-K-12 schools, and various administrative positions in governmental agencies, such as the Alabama State Department of Education.
The PhD program in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction is designed to develop scholars with the skills required to independently conduct research in a wide range of educational settings. The courses and programs embody a comprehensive variety of interests and orientations available to researchers in the field of education.