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Ed.D. in Education (Curriculum and Instruction Concentrations)

About the Degree
The Doctor of Education (EdD) is the highest professional degree in the field of education. Our EdD program serves professionals who are leaders in curriculum and instruction in schools, districts, or universities. The program also prepares educators for teaching, research, and scholarly writing at the college and/or university level.

Concentrations
• Curriculum and Instruction 
• Teacher Education
• Special Education

Prerequisites
There is a program prerequisite requirement of having completed a master's level course in the field of curriculum. It is variously referred to as Curriculum Foundations, Principles of Curriculum, Curriculum Theory. Applicants who have not had such a course will be required to add EDUC 209 Curriculum Theory to their program of study.

Outcomes and Success Stories
Our alumni include successful university deans and professors, K-12 district administrators, and corporate leadership trainers. Read about how our doctoral program changed the lives and careers of our students (PDF). 

 Dr. Thomas Nelson (Curriculum & Instruction)
 Dr. Michael Elium (Special Education)
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Gladys L. Benerd School of Education
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2558
Fax: (209) 946-3110