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Salisbury University
A Maryland University of National Distinction

Education Specialties

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Contemporary Curriculum Theory and Instruction: Literacy

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Ed.D. Fellowship Application

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Good Neighbors Scholarship

Learn Where You Work Grant for Maryland Eastern Shore Public School Teachers

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Contact Information

Dr. Judith K. Franzak
Ed.D. Program Director

Dr. Ron Siers
Education Specialties Chair

For additional information on the Ed.D. program and the admissions process:

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Sample Program Courses

  • EDCI 740 — Oral Discourse, Cognition and Diversity develops knowledge of the way diverse oral discourse patterns and cognitive structures improve students' literacy and learning.
  • EDCI 742 — Writing: Theory, Research and Practice explores critical assumptions about writing and writing pedagogy from multiple perspectives.
  • EDCI 722 — Perspectives in Theory: Lenses for Critical Understanding of Education examines teaching as situated within particular social contexts and affected by cultural structures. 
  • EDCI 726 — Learners and Learning explores foundational psychological concepts through current research on teaching practices.
  • EDCI 744 — Comprehension and Strategic Learning:  Theory, Research and Practice examines research on comprehension and its instruction at all levels of development.

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