Curriculum and Social Inquiry, Ed.D.

The Curriculum and Social Inquiry (CSI) doctoral program is designed to prepare high level scholar-practitioners for curriculum leadership positions in schools and other educational communities. The program emphasizes engagement in processes of critical reflection about issues of curriculum in relation to the school community and society.

Program Details:

  • Requires 63 SH for completion
  • Requires comprehensive examination
  • Requires a dissertation

Required Courses

Doctoral Core - 6 SH

CCD 610ADoctoral Core I

3

CCD 610BDoctoral Core II

3

Research and Dissertation - 21 SH

ESR 604Dissertation Proposal Seminar

2

ESR 610Paradigms of Research

2

ESR 612Empirical/Analytic Research I

3

ESR 614Interpretive and Critical Research I

3

ESR 616Empirical/Analytic Research II

3

or

ESR 618Interpretive and Critical Research II

3

and

CCD 699ADissertation: Curriculum and Social Inquiry

1 TO 8

Note: CCD 699A must be taken for a total of 8 semester hours.

Curriculum and Social Inquiry Core - 21 SH

CSI 600Curriculum Theory: Historical, Philosophical, and Political Issues

3

CSI 601Cultures of Schools and Communities

3

CSI 602Curriculum Theory: Contemporary Issues and Practices

3

CSI 603Curriculum Planning, Organization and Evaluation

3

CSI 605Professional Development and School Change

3

CSI 693Curriculum Seminar

1

Note: CSI 693 must be taken for a total of 6 semester hours.

Program Electives - 15 SH

Choose 15 SH of NCE graduate courses in consultation with the doctoral advisor

Comprehensive Examination

The Curriculum and Social Inquiry Doctoral Program Qualifying Exam, the comprehensive examination, is taken after completion of the doctoral, research, and program core classes. Students must pass the Qualifying Exam prior to formal work on the dissertation and advancement to candidacy for the Ed.D. degree.