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Doctor of Education in Curriculum Studies

Format: In person on the Statesboro Campus
Credit Hours: 66-78
Entry Terms: Summer

Why Curriculum Studies at Georgia Southern?

The Curriculum Studies Program at Georgia Southern University is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) for all certification field upgrades.

It an interdisciplinary program that encompasses a broad range of considerations from the purely theoretical to the pragmatic questions of design and evaluation. The program is designed to nurture and create teaching professionals and professors who are independent thinkers capable of doing scholarly work to enhance the learning experiences of students in various educational settings, including, but not limited to K-12 and higher education. Graduates from our program are equipped with knowledge and skills that enable them to be leaders who are capable of making ethical and wise decisions in professional settings, as well as competent scholars who are able to conduct independent research and evaluate research projects and scholarly creations.

Most of our students are working professionals in the field of education. Therefore, our program is designed to facilitate their needs. The Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies is offered in a hybrid format on the Statesboro Campus that consists of online courses with required face-to-face meetings on selected weekends. The program admits students only once per year, and students begin the program in the summer semester.

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3166 College of Education Building
Georgia Southern University
Phone: 912-478-1447
Fax: 912-478-5093

Program Videos

Interested in pursuing an education specialist or doctorate degree in curriculum studies? Find out what path is best for you by viewing our program videos below.

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Program Video

Ed.D. program overview

Spotlight Story

Chris Pugh

“It was the best academic decision I have ever made,” he said. “It was the missing piece of the puzzle in my life — the spark plug I needed to keep going.”

Chris Pugh, Ed.D. Curriculum Studies

Georgia Southern doctoral graduate educating through comedy, hip-hop. Read the full spotlight story highlighting the Georgia Southern Curriculum Studies Doctoral program.

Professional Certification Disclosure

The College of Education anticipates that graduates of the Doctor of Education in Curriculum Studies program will seek state licenses or certifications.

The program listed above leads to a Georgia Certificate Upgrade. Visit the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for more information. The College of Education has not determined where its programs will qualify a graduate to take the required exams in other states or territories. Check the requirements of your state or territory using the link provided.

For all Online Programs:

Federal Law requires colleges and universities to make certain disclosures to prospective students of these programs. These disclosures include information on the University’s authority to operate outside of Georgia, complaint processes, adverse actions, and refunds.

For required disclosures in general with regard to online programs offered by the University, visit the Office of Legal Affairs website.