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Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education, EdD

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The IU Online EdD in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in science education is designed for science educators looking to supplement their master’s degree with advanced-level coursework.

As a student in this program, you gain a richer understanding of your scientific area of expertise, as well as the most effective techniques to teach it in a classroom setting. You apply research-based theories to practical settings related to teacher training and young learners’ concepts of science.

Degree Requirements

To earn an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in science education, you must complete 60 credit hours. 

Requirements are broken down as follows: 

  • Core inquiry courses (9 credit hours)
  • Inquiry linkage course (3 credit hours)
  • Focus courses (24 credit hours)
  • Minor courses (9 credit hours)
  • Electives (6 credit hours)
  • Dissertation courses (9 credit hours)

Once you have completed coursework in this program, you are required to compile a portfolio of work and pass an oral exam before continuing to your dissertation.

Download a printable PDF summary of the EdD in Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education. 


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  2. Master’s degree from an accredited institution
  3. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
To apply to this program: 

Complete an online application that includes:

  1. Official transcripts
  2. Personal statement
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. Resume (international students only)
  5. Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)



Y 520 -or- Y 521
Strategies for Educational Inquiry -or- Methodological Approaches to Educational Inquiry
3 Credits
Two additional courses from approved core inquiry courses
6 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $480.93
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1,442.79

Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $576.45
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1,729.35
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