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Doctoral Program in Elementary Education

Doctoral Program

Program Director: Dr. Susan Szabo and Dr. David Brown

Earned degree will be Supervision, Curriculum, and Instruction, Ed.D. in Elementary Education.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers a doctoral degree in Education with a major in Supervision, Curriculum, and Instruction.  The curriculum for the doctorate degree involves a minimum of 90 semester hours (includes 36 hours in required major core courses with an EDCI prefix, 12 dissertation hours, 12 tools courses, and 18 hours in one of the following emphasis: Note, some core courses, and many emphasis courses are offered only on the main campus.

  • Art
  • Bilingual Education
  • Biology
  • Early Childhood
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • Health
  • History
  • Kinesiology and Sports Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Sciences
  • Reading
  • School Librarian
  • Secondary
  • Speech
  • Theater Arts 

This degree prepares graduate students for careers in K-12 public and private schools, regional educational training facilities, college and university settings and research and development centers. A graduate with the Ed.D. Degree should possess competencies in research methods, statistics, curriculum, instructional design, learning, instructional strategies, and effective teaching.

Application:

You can apply for doctoral studies in the department of Curriculum and Instruction by contacting The Graduate School, Texas A & M University - Commerce, Commerce, TX 75429 or by applying online.

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The applicant must submit an application, official transcripts, official scores on the GRE, and four references (2 must be from people who hold doctoral degrees). More information can be found in the Doctoral Admissions Packet.

Admissions:

Admissions to the SCI program in this department occurs once in the Fall and once in the Spring. Applicants interested in applying must have 3 years of K-12 teaching experience, submit their resume, and complete the steps below in order to be considered for admission.  Applicants will complete a departmental writing sample during the information session. Once the application is complete and the writing sample collected, the applicant must successfully complete an interview with the core doctoral faculty to be considered for admission.

When initially admitted to the doctoral program by the graduate school, students must complete a departmental orientation session, have a degree plan approved, and have a residency plan approved before being fully admitted to the program by the department. 

Any student wishing to take doctoral coursework in the department who has not been officially admitted into the doctoral program may get permission to take one course prior to admission. The student must get permission from the doctoral coordinator and course instructor prior to enrolling for the course.

Doctoral Faculty:

Our outstanding doctoral program has produced outstanding professionals who serve with distinction in universities, school districts, and research institutes throughout North America.  Our doctoral faculty members hold degrees from diverse programs, including The University of North Texas, Texas A&M University, Kent State University, The University of Florida, Oklahoma State University, and more.

Content provided by: Susan Szabo.

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