Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction-Specialization in Art Education (60-credit hours)

Arts Education

Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction – Specialization in Art Education (Residential or Online)

Prepare for positions oriented to teaching and teacher education in higher education; leadership in K-12, museum or other community settings; or work as an independent consultant or scholar.

Such roles require the ability to critically analyze ideas and issues; design and implement curricula aligned with contemporary policy and theory; support and mentor novice and practicing educators; and make significant and ongoing contributions to the field of art education through teaching, scholarship and service.

This 60-hour Ed D is the right choice if you prefer research that seeks practical and tangible solutions to challenges in the field of art education. This is a rigorous program in keeping with expectations of doctoral-level work at Indiana University Bloomington. It demands a substantial commitment and offers access to the university’s vast intellectual resources. It provides not only course work but also opportunities to conduct research, participate in scholarly publication, and gain teaching experiences in higher education.

This degree is fully available online.

  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Mar 1
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admissions Requirements

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.

    Note: If you are currently enrolled or have applied in the past year, you should qualify for an application fee waiver. Click here for criteria and how to obtain the waiver.

    1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    2. Master’s degree from an accredited institution
    3. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    4. Writing sample from applicant’s master’s degree
    5. Option to provide up to three artworks, photographed in color, with short artist’s statement
    6. Completed online application that includes:
      • Personal statement
      • Resume
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • for applicants with an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution, though some funding opportunities are predicated on competitive GRE scores.
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

    Learn more about how to apply

  • Program Requirements
  • Tuition and Fees

    Online Program - Per credit hour

    ResidencyTuitionDE FeeTotal
    IN Resident$480.93$39$519.93

    Residential Program - Per credit hour

    IN Resident$450.93

    *Does not include fees, which will vary depending on the number of credits enrolled. Find more information and calculate your expected costs at Student Central.

  • Funding

    Below is a list of potential resources for graduate students. Note: graduate assistantships are generally intended for students studying and working on the Bloomington campus.

    • Learn about the variety of fellowships and assistantships available to graduate students.
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Why earn your doctorate at the IU School of Education? Ph.D. or Ed.D.—which is right for you? Get answers to these questions and more.

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Research Areas:
Adolescent Art Development, Lifelong Learning, Aesthetic Experiences, Online Learning of Studio Art
(812) 856-8133
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Associate Professor

Research Areas:
Critical Performative Pedagogy
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