Curriculum and Instruction Ed.D.

The Inaugural EdD Cohort and Program Faculty & Staff

Jeff Dowdy, Graduate Librarian
Dr. Ashley Taylor, Professor, A & S
April Dockery, Candidate, Coffee County Schools
Daymond Ray, Candidate, Baldwin County Schools
Tracy Clark. Candidate, Baldwin County Schools
Marya Ray,. Candidate, Washington County Schools
April Dockery, Clarke Country Schools
Dr. Sandra Gangstead, Interim Associate Provost and Director of the Graduate School
Dr. Joe Peters , Dean, John H. Lounsbury College of Education

 

Introduction

The Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction offers advanced coursework for personnel in PreK-12 schools and higher education. The program offers a ten-course core and eight-course specialization track for either (1) PreK-12 Curriculum and Instruction Leadership, or (2) Higher Education Curriculum and Instruction Leadership. For the 2020 cohort, students will only be accepted into the PreK-12 Curriculum and Instruction Leadership track. Candidates complete two years of courses followed by approximately a year of dissertation work.

Candidates will develop skills to function at their highest capacity and advance in their careers. In the core, there will be a research emphasis to prepare candidates for using these skills in the workplace and for completion of the dissertation. There will also be a common grounding in such areas a philosophical and psychological foundations; theories of learning; diversity; leadership; human resources and personnel management; instructional strategies; and technology integration.

棋牌作弊器下载软件The Pre-K Curriculum and Instruction Leadership track for school personnel will focus on current research addressing the design, implementation, and evaluation of PreK-12 curriculum, instruction, and assessment; analysis of PreK-12 learning and teaching practices; instrument development, validation, and data literacy in PreK-12 schools; managing PreK-12 learning environments, PreK-12 school finance; PreK-12 legal issues; and professional practice and ethical issues as they relate to public schools.


Admission Criteria
Primary Admission Criteria

  • GPA of 3.5 or above in all graduate (Masters and/or Specialist) degree coursework.
  • Completed Masters or Specialist degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Two professional recommendations from colleagues in current or previous professional settings.
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (Alumni from Georgia College will have the Georgia College transcript on file and need not send that one separately.)
  • Submission of a curriculum vitae or resume with highlights of personal and professional experiences and accomplishments.
  • Submission of a Graduate Application (including application fee). See (LINK TO GRADUATE ADMISSIONS)
  • Submission of a written statement of your career goals and why you seek to participate in the doctoral program.
  • Official score report for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General or the Miller’s Analogies Test (MAT) taken within the past five years.
  • International students who have not earned a degree at an institution of higher education in the United States must also submit official results of the TOEFL Examination.
  • Students who wish to seek initial certification in Curriculum and Instruction through the GAPSC must provide evidence of a valid, level 4 or higher Induction, Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, service field certificate, or Life certificate.


Secondary Admission Criteria

  • A faculty panel will evaluate all applications and make a prioritized decision on admission to each cohort. The decision will be made within one month of the closing date of application.
  • *NOTE: A qualified application DOES NOT guarantee admission. Cohort admission is highly competitive.


Important Dates

Application Available: Monday, January 6, 2020
Application Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2020
Decision Date: Committee decisions will be made by March 3, 2020
Registration Deadline: April 1, 2020 (Accepted candidates must register by this date to hold their spot.)
棋牌作弊器下载软件 Orientation: June 13, 2020


Additional Information

The degree is online except for 2-3 face-to-face meetings each semester. It is possible to transfer in up to 9 hours of credit for the second year of coursework. However, these are confirmed with the Ed.D. Director.

Candidates are advised to contact their school system Human Resources department to determine changes in pay following degree completion. The degree will culminate in an S-7 certificate for those seeking GAPSC certification.

 

Contact Information

Department Chair

Dr. Linda Bradley
Interim Chair
Room 101A
478-445-2525
Linda.Bradley@gcsu.edu 
 

Doctoral Program Director

Dr. Barbara Roquemore
Room 104
478-445-5498
Preferred Method of Contact: Barbara.Roquemore@gcsu.edu