Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

  • The Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is a graduate program intended for teacher/scholars who have demonstrated distinguished achievement as practitioners or administrators in the field of education.

    The D.Ed. is a professional degree conferred upon candidates who have demonstrated the ability to function effectively in the role of teacher-educator in college and university settings and who have a commitment to the professional development of preservice and in-service teachers.

    Program Features Include:

    • Saturday-only classes during the Fall and Spring semesters
    • Summer classes meeting for only five weekends (all day Friday and Saturday)
    • Coursework completion in three years by taking classes part-time
    • Option to earn the Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Certificate from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

    Program description and courses can be found online in the Graduate Catalog.


    Take courses with a cohort, through which you will build and maintain a supportive professional and academic network by moving through your sequence of classes with the same group of students. The next Monroeville cohort is scheduled to begin with the Fall 2015 term.


    Submit the following to IUP’s School of Graduate Studies and Research for admission consideration:

    • Application form: Apply online.
    • Two letters of recommendation. One must be academic, from a professor qualified to assess your suitability as a doctoral student.
    • Signed and dated statement of career and academic goals
    • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    • $50 nonrefundable application fee.

    The following application items must be submitted to the Department of Professional Studies in Education:

    • Recorded, five-minute research-based presentation
    • All applicants must provide a one-and-a-half-hour online writing sample. Applicants will be contacted about the writing sample via e-mail, once their applications are complete and sent to the Department of Professional Studies in Education for review.

    For More Information

    Request information online, e-mail program coordinator Dr. Mary Jalongo (, or call IUP's Department of Professional Studies in Education at 724-357-2400.