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Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction - Elementary Education - Domestic Students

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.

Required Documents for Admission

  • $50 application fee
  • Official Bachelors transcript - from a regionally accredited university
  • Application
  • Official GRE scores
  • Reference Forms - Four Reference forms, two of the four references should hold a doctoral degree
  • Work Experience and Goals Statement Form
  • 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.
  • Application Packet Submission Deadline:

    The application review deadline is:

    April 1 for summer and fall admission

    May 30 for late summer fall admission

    November 1 for spring admission


    Doctoral Admission Packet

    Departmental Website

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