Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction - Elementary Education

EdD-Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction-Elementary Education

The mission of the Supervision, Curriculum, and Instruction Doctor of Education-Elementary Program is for graduates to acquire the knowledge commensurate with professionals terminally degreed in the field of curriculum and instruction, and to serve as experts and conduct research related to a curriculum and instruction knowledge base.  The supervision, curriculum, and instruction knowledge base is founded on current and historical understandings of pedagogy and research.

Graduates of the Supervision, Curriculum, and Instruction Doctoral Program in Elementary Education will be able to apply their knowledge base appropriately in professional situations.  Their metacognitive knowledge base enables them to serve as educational experts who analyze and evaluate educational situations.

Graduates will also be able to synthesize and conduct research founded on current and historical understandings of pedagogy and research, which will result in innovations that produce exceptional achievement by students at all levels.

Upon completion of the doctoral program, graduates will assume educational leadership roles in a variety of venues such as public schools, regional educational training facilities, research and development centers, and the educational publishing industry.  Graduates will also be qualified to teach in colleges and universities.

Applicants interested in applying must have 3 years of teaching experience.

Attend Session - You must attend an information session during which time a professional writing sample will be collected (contact the Department of                          Curriculum and Instruction for upcoming dates, 903/886-5537). Additionally, you must prepare and forward to the Graduate School a cover letter and resume or vita. The one page cover letter should provide statements that
address the following three topics: (1) Personal philosophy of teaching, learning, and leadership, (2) Reasons for wanting to enter doctoral studies in curriculum and instruction, and (3) Long-term and short-term professional goals. The professional resume or vita should provide information on your professional education, professional work record, accomplishments that indicate scholarly potential, and service to the profession.

Doctoral Admission Packet

Departmental Website

Required Documents for Admission

Admission Consideration Requirements for All Students

  • Application
  • Application fee:  $50 domestic student 
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).
  •  4 Letters of Recommendation - 2 of the 4 letters must be from people that hold a doctoral degree

  • Statement of Goals

  • Official General Test GRE Scores
  • Writing Session
  • Interview

Additional Admission Consideration Requirements for International Students Only

  • Application fee, $75.00, US dollars (this may be paid online when you apply)
  • Bank Statement from the sponsor, must reflect a balance of at least $26,024.82 USD (must be less than 1 year old)
  • Official sponsor statement
  • Official transcripts (with a copy of the provisional certificate or diploma)
    For more information on official transcripts, please click here and read FAQ question:  What transcripts do I submit for my admission?

  • English Proficiency:

    • Official TOEFL (IBT at least 79, or CBT at least 213, or PBT at least 550), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • IELTS (at least overall 6.00 band), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • Completion (all years) of a bachelor's degree or higher degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university, or

Application Packet Submission Deadline:

The application review deadlines are below. 

The application and all required documents must be submitted to the Graduate School by the deadline below.

April 1 for summer and fall admission

May 30 for late summer fall admission

December 1 for spring admission