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Geared toward professionals working in public school settings, this program poses essential questions about how educational research can inspire change. How can theory and research transform the landscape of learning and teaching? How can higher education foster the development of a research-minded, informed cohort of professional educators dedicated to leading that change?

Mizzou’s online learning, teaching and curriculum doctorate has many standout features. Here are just a few:

  • Intimate cohorts: Once admitted, you join an elite group of approximately 8 graduate students — an intimate learning community that supports your experience.
  • Diverse options: Choose 15 to 18 credit hours of course work from an array of curriculum offerings ranging from literacy and English teaching to social studies pedagogy and science education.
  • Monthly seminar: Cohorts meet as a group one Wednesday evening each month for a dynamic seminar where you focus on aspects of the program, meet guest lecturers and deepen your learning through discussions.
  • Finish in three years: The course load and program timeline are tailored to working professionals who want to continue working while earning an Ed.D.
  • Outstanding national reputation: Mizzou’s College of Education & Human Development graduate programs are in the top 15 nationally, according to the U.S. News & World Report. Mizzou’s education faculty are among the best in their field.