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Curriculum and Instruction: Art Education, EdD

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The IU Online EdD in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in art education prepares students for roles in higher education, art education, and scholarship through a rigorous curriculum.

As a student in this program, you analyze ideas and issues, design and implement curricula, and support and mentor practicing educators. You learn to contribute to art education through teaching, scholarship, and service. You conduct research that seeks practical, tangible solutions to challenges in art education. You gain experience in scholarly publication and in higher education instruction.

Your IU Online EdD in Curriculum and Instruction: Art Education prepares you for career paths such as:

  • Teaching and teacher education in higher education
  • Leadership roles in K–12
  • Museum positions or other community positions
  • Independent consultant
  • Scholar

Degree Requirements

To earn an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in art 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)


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
  5. GRE scores (students with graduate GPA below 3.5 only)
  6. Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)
  7. Writing sample from applicant’s master’s degree
  8. Option to provide up to three artworks, photographed in color, with short artist’s statement



EDUC-Y 520 -or- EDUC-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: $500.17
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1500.51

Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $599.51
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1798.53