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Curriculum and Instruction

Program Summary

Whether you are planning to teach at the collegiate level or are simply a superior teacher or scholar looking to further your degree and knowledge, the doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction prepares you to be a responsive and insightful leader. You will build upon your current and future role as an educator and further your understanding of curriculum theory and practice as it pertains to secondary instruction at the classroom, school and district levels.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Education

Degree(s) Offered: Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Specialization in curriculum leadership
  • Specialization in literacy education
  • Specialization in science, social studies and environmental education integration

Program Requires GRE or MAT: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 3

Additional Application Materials

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration
Fall May 1 July 15 March 1
Spring October 1 December 10 November 1
Summer June 1

For More Information

Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Gabel Hall 147
Program website
CIDepartment@niu.edu
815-753-8556

For Program Information
Corrine Wickens
cwickens@niu.edu
815-753-9032

For Application Information
Nick Slicer
nslicer@niu.edu
815-753-7948

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