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

Science Education

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

Science educators who have a master’s degree can continue building their skills and knowledge through this program.

Designed to train practitioners, this 60-credit hour program offers you the opportunity to apply research-based theories to practical settings related to teacher training and young learner’s concepts of science, among other topics.

You’ll also have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge in your chosen content area through advanced science coursework.

At the completion of your coursework and before you begin your dissertation, you will need to pass a qualifying exam, in the form of portfolio of work and an oral examination.

  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Jan 15
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admission 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. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    3. Completed online application that includes:
      • Personal statement
      • Resume
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • GRE scores are required only if applicant does not have a degree from an accredited U.S. institution
      • 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.

Our faculty

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Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Development

(812) 856-8171
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Professor; Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Chair for Teacher Education

Research Areas:
STEM Education, Making in education
(812) 856-8059
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Associate Professor

Research Areas:
Science teacher education; teaching orientations; pedagogical content knowledge (PCK)
(812) 856-8168

Contact Us

Valarie Akerson
ED 3070
(812) 856-8140

From Jan-Jul 2023 please send inquiries to:

Gayle Buck
ED 2108
(812) 856-8171

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