Doctoral Study

The College of Education offers a Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D.) with an intensive study area in Curriculum & Instruction. The C&I Doctoral Intensive Study Area exists to provide preparation for education professionals interested in the design, implementation, and assessment of curriculum for educational settings or in the professional development of teachers in PK-12 settings. As part of their experience in this program, students will develop and demonstrate the ability to carry out their professional practice with thoughtful reflection and to conduct rigorous and significant educational research.

Criteria for Admission to C&I Intensive Study Area

Applicants must meet all of the College of Education admission requirements. In addition to UNI requirements, the C&I Intensive Study Area have established the following admission requirements:

  • Applicants should have goals directly related to the mission of the program.
  • Applicants with an undergraduate grade point average of less than 3.00 for all prior undergraduate work will not usually be considered for regular admission.
  • Applicants must take the Analytical Writing Ability component of the Graduate Record Exam and demonstrate evidence of professional writing ability.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience as a professional educator.

Curriculum and Instruction Enrollment Management Policy

All applicants will be reviewed for program admission during the fall and spring semester. To be considered for admission in the upcoming academic year, applicants must have a completed application file submitted to the department by October 1 for the fall review of applicants and by February 1 for the spring review of applicants. The ability of the ISA to provide appropriate resources for student programming will be one factor in determining the number of students admitted into the program.