Curriculum & Instruction, PhD

College of Education and Human Development

curriculum and instruction doctoral student

Curriculum and Instruction, PhD (60 hours)

The doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction enables students to assume leadership roles in educational programs nationwide. Designed primarily for professionals who wish to teach at colleges and universities, have careers as researchers and scholars and fill other major educational positions.

Two tracks are available:

  • Literacy Studies
  • Curriculum Studies

Domestic Students:

*Priority deadline to receive complete applications:

Fall Spring  Summer I  Summer II 
June 1  October 1 February 1 Not Offered

Final deadline for receipt of complete applications:

Fall Spring  Summer I  Summer II 
June 15 October 15 Feb 15 Not Offered

International Students:

Priority deadline to receive complete applications:

Fall      Spring  Summer I  Summer II 
June 1 October 1 February 1 Not Offered

Final deadline for receipt of complete applications:

Fall Spring  Summer I  Summer II 
June 15 October 15 February 15 Not Offered

*Complete application should be received for full admissions and funding consideration 

Application requirements

Complete Application for Admission:
  • Apply for Admission via Apply Texas Application
  • An applicant may defer admission to an earlier/later semester. Applications are valid for one year. One deferral is allowed per application.
Application fee:
  • $50 for US citizen, $70 for International Students

Please Note: Applicants who wish to apply for a different program will be required to submit a new application. The application processing fee is required for each application submitted.

Requirements:

Application requirements specific to this program :

*Please allow 3-5 business days to receive Student ID before submitting additional supporting documents.

Submit all supporting documents online.

Curriculum Core Classes (12 semester credit hours)

EDCI 6301 - Philosophy of Education 3 credits
EDCI 6324 - Curriculum Theory 3 credits
EDCI 6303 - Issues in Curriculum and instruction 3 credits
EDCI 6390 - Special Topics in Curriculum 3 credits

Research Tools (18 semester credit hours)

EDLD 6333 - Applied Statistics 1 3 credits
EDLD 6392 - Applied Statistics 2 3 credits
EDLD 6384 - Qualitative Research Methods 3 credits
EDLD 6385 - Advanced Data Analysis in Qualitative Methods 3 credits
EDCI 6335 - Curriculum Research Design 3 credits
EDCI 6397 - Seminar On Dissertation Research 3 credits

Curriculum Emphasis (24 semester credit hours)

EDCI 6336 - Culture, Language, and Cognition 3 credits
EDCI 6391 - Historical Perspectives On Curriculum 3 credits
EDCI 6392 - Critical Pedagogy 3 credits
Plus an additional 15 SCH of electives. 15 credits

Dissertation (6 semester credit hours)

EDCI 6398 - Dissertation in Progress 1-3 credits

Curriculum Core Classes (12 semester credit hours)

EDCI 6301 - Philosophy of Education 3 credits
EDCI 6324 - Curriculum Theory 3 credits
EDCI 6303 - Issues in Curriculum and instruction 3 credits
EDCI 6390 - Special Topics in Curriculum 3 credits

Research Tools (18 semester credit hours)

EDLD 6333 - Applied Statistics 1 3 credits
EDLD 6392 - Applied Statistics 2 3 credits
EDLD 6384 - Qualitative Research Methods 3 credits
EDLD 6385 - Advanced Data Analysis in Qualitative Methods 3 credits
EDCI 6335 - Curriculum Research Design 3 credits
EDCI 6397 - Seminar On Dissertation Research 3 credits

Literacy Emphasis (24 semester credit hours)

READ 6352 - Theoretical Bases for Literacy 3 credits
READ 6380 - Advanced Studies in Literature for Children and Adolescents 3 credits
READ 6391 - Evaluation of Literacy Methods, Materials, and Assessment 3 credits
READ 6398 - Advanced Reading Supervision Practicum 3 credits
READ 6399 - Advanced Literacy Research Seminar 3 credits
READ 6390 - Special Topics in Reading 3 credits
Plus an additional 6 SCH of electives. 6 credits

Dissertation (6 semester credit hours)

EDCI 6398 - Dissertation in Progress 1-3 credits
For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the Business Office's website.

Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction National Standards Matrices (docx)

Dissertation Requirements (pdf)

Doctoral Program Handbook (pdf)

If you'd like to learn more about the College of Education and Human Development, please visit our website.

Contact for More Information:

Donna DeGaish

6300 Ocean Drive Unit 5834
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5834
Office : 361-825-3368
donna.degaish@tamucc.edu