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Dr. Judith FranzakDr. Judith Franzak
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)


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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Contemporary Curriculum Theory and Instruction: Literacy Program

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Contemporary Curriculum Theory and Instruction: Literacy Program provides the next generation of scholarly practitioners with the skills needed to develop innovations, inspire change, and assess the impact of these programs in educational contexts. The program is designed for educators at all levels who envision themselves as transformational leaders and strive to collaboratively design and implement solutions to problems of literacy practice in schools.

The Ed.D. Program at Salisbury University is influenced by the Carnegie Project for the Education Doctorate (CPED). This inter-institutional collaboration promotes programs of the highest quality that offer advanced preparation in the field of education. Salisbury University’s Ed.D. curriculum is organized around CPED’s core components of signature pedagogy, inquiry as practice, and laboratories of practice along with literacy specialization courses.

Candidates complete an approved program of study, including 60 semester hours of graduate coursework in signature pedagogy, inquiry as practice, labs of practice, and literacy specialization courses. The program culminates with a dissertation that reflects a candidate’s deep knowledge of the field and is shared with both the academic and education communities. Full-time students will follow a cohort model and complete the program in four years.

Part-time programs of study also are available; students can expect to complete the part-time program in five years. Faculty advisement is provided throughout the program. The Ed.D. is an advanced degree, and candidates must hold a master’s degree in education or a closely related field.

Priority Application Deadline: Fall: March 15th
Required Recommendations: Three (3) professional letters of recommendation.
Academic Records: Official transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended.
Statement of Interest: Written statement of interest
Additional Requirements: * Application
* Application Fee
* Professional Writing Sample
International applicants only: Please review International Application Information.
More Information: Program Fact Sheet
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