Agenda Item FA 19-65
Submitted by the Academic Programs
College of Education and Human Services Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum (Doctorate – New Degree Proposal) – (Teaching, Learning, & Curriculum):
New Degree Program Request- Proposal for Doctor of Education – Curriculum & Instruction (1 package)
Log Number: 201908-66
New Degree Program Request:
Doctor of Education –
Curriculum and Instruction
We are creating a
new Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction that will complement the current Ed.D.
in Educational Leadership. The new program will be targeted to PreK-12
educators who are interested in becoming scholarly practitioners who will serve
as teacher leaders in their schools and districts. Like, the Ed.D. in Educational
Leadership, the Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction will be based upon the
guiding principles of the Carnegie Project for the Education Doctorate (CPED).
We anticipate that some students currently enrolled in the Ed.D. in Educational
Leadership will transfer into this program in Spring 2021. We will admit the
first cohort to the program in Fall 2021.
The program is needed for several reasons. Nationally, there is an increasing
emphasis within education on the development of teacher leaders who can positively
impact the profession and increase student success. Locally, Duval County
Public Schools educate 130,000 PreK-12 students. Conversations with school
district leadership have indicated the need for an advanced degree in
Curriculum and Instruction that would build upon content currently taught in
UNF's undergraduate and master's level degree programs in education. The
University of Florida has the only existing Ed.D. in Curriculum and
Instruction, and their program is entirely online.
The program will be comprised on 60 credits beyond the master's degree.
Students will complete 12 hours of coursework in Curriculum and Instruction.
Four new courses will be created in this core area. Students will also complete
9 hours in educational foundations and 18 hours in research methods (both of
which are the same courses taken by students in the current Ed.D. in
Educational Leadership). Students in the new program will also take 9 hours in
a cognate area of their choosing and will complete a minimum of 12 hours of
During the 2019-2020 academic year a professor line was allocated by the
university to the COEHS for the purpose of facilitating the implementation of
the C&I Ed.D. program (position number 339890). Endowed funding for the Dr.
Bill Herrold Endowed Professorship has been secured to help offset the cost of
recruiting for this position. Faculty assigned to teach in the program have
room in their load due to declining enrollments in COEHS undergraduate teacher
preparation programs. A graduate assistant will be assigned to assist with
program coordination and recruitment. An office assistant will be hired for the
Department of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum. Part of their time will be
devoted to the C&I Ed.D.
The library has extensive electronic journal and e-book holdings related to
topics that will be taught in the program.
(View Proposal for Doctor of Education –Curriculum and Instruction #201908-66)