May 18, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

Education, Ed.D. Contemporary Curriculum Theory and Instruction: Literacy


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Advisement for the program is available from the Literacy Studies  Department.

The Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Contemporary Curriculum Theory and Instruction: Literacy Program provides a strong core in curriculum and instruction theory, research and practice, with a focus on literacy. The cohort format encourages personal, professional, social, cultural and technological expertise through an intensive community of learning. Through achieving the doctoral degree, the candidates enhance their professional credentials in their current and future positions as educators in P-12 schools, community colleges and universities. The program is a terminal doctoral program that does not lead to further certification or licensure.

This applied Ed.D. program facilitates inquiry-based learning through research, case studies, projects that integrate authentic experiences and opportunities to share knowledge with peers in public venues. The target audience includes master teachers, administrators and educational personnel at all levels.

The delivery design integrates the theme of leaders as change agents through specific areas of focus: inquiry as practice, signature pedagogy, labs of practice and literacy. The delivery of the program includes three years of coursework and a year devoted to research and writing of the dissertation. Sixty credits (course work and dissertation) are required, with more if a student chooses to select optional electives. A parttime track has been developed for those candidates who are unable to engage in full-time study.

Admission to Program

Admission to the program at SU requires the following additional application documents and requirements specified by the Department of Literacy Studies. Preference is given to applicants who have three years professional teaching experience. The following must be submitted as part of the application process:

  • Submit to Salisbury University official academic transcripts from all colleges and universities attended indicating a master’s degree from a national-accredited university in a focus area in education or closely related field.

  • Possess a graduate-level grade point average of at least a 3.5.

  • Complete Salisbury University application for doctoral program admission.

  • Complete a Residency/Domicile Information Form (if applying for in-state tuition).

  • Submit three professional recommendations from individuals who can speak to the applicant’s likely success in doctoral study.

  • Submit a professional writing sample prior to program admission.

  • Submit a statement of interest.

Program Policies

  • The delivery of the program includes 3 years of coursework and a year devoted to research and writing of the dissertation.

  • 60 credits (course work and dissertation) are required, with more if a student chooses to select optional Electives.

  • A part-time track is available for those candidates who are unable to engage in full-time study

Checklist

This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.

Program Requirements


  • Complete 60 credits with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. A course grade below C will lead to program dismissal.
  • Receive a passing score in the Preliminary Exam. Those receiving an unsatisfactory score may continue on probation and must pass the preliminary examination by the end of the following semester.
  • Receive a passing score in the Advancement to Candidacy/Comprehensive Examination.
  • Successfully defend a Dissertation Proposal.
  • Successfully defend a Dissertation Defense.
  • Submit final dissertation to ProQuest Dissertation Publishing

Required Courses (18-19 Courses)


Elective Course (1 Course)


Complete One from the Following:


Other graduate course may be taken with advisor approval. Course must involve differential assignments for doctoral students.

In addition to the required elective below, candidates may elect to take optional credits beyond the required 60 credits.

Additional Requirements


Preliminary Exam: (score)
Advancement to Candidacy/Comprehensive Exam: (score)
Dissertation Proposal Completed: (score)
Dissertation Defense Completed: (date)
Dissertation Submitted to ProQuest: (date)




 

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