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Doctor of Education in Curriculum Studies

Why Curriculum Studies at Georgia Southern?

The Curriculum Studies Program at Georgia Southern University is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) for all certification field upgrades.

It an interdisciplinary program that encompasses a broad range of considerations from the purely theoretical to the pragmatic questions of design and evaluation. The program is designed to nurture and create teaching professionals and professors who are independent thinkers capable of doing scholarly work to enhance the learning experiences of students in various educational settings, including, but not limited to K-12 and higher education. Graduates from our program are equipped with knowledge and skills that enable them to be leaders who are capable of making ethical and wise decisions in professional settings, as well as competent scholars who are able to conduct independent research and evaluate research projects and scholarly creations.

Most of our students are working professionals in the field of education. Therefore, our program is designed to facilitate their needs. The Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies is offered in a hybrid format on the Statesboro Campus that consists of online courses with required face-to-face meetings on selected weekends. The program admits students only once per year, and students begin the program in the summer semester.

Program Videos

Interested in pursuing an education specialist or doctorate degree in curriculum studies? Find out what path is best for you by viewing our program videos below.

Ed.D. or Ed.S. ?

Ed.D. program overview


Upcoming Events

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Three virtual lunch and learn sessions will be offered by the Program Director to the Ed.D. Curriculum Studies program students who are enrolled in EDUC 9999. Whether you are just starting the dissertation or have been working at it for quite some time, this workshop series can help you move forward. Please see the full event flyer here. Zoom meeting dates, times, and links are provided below.


Students and alumni of the College of Education at Georgia Southern University share their experiences and success as Eagle Educators. Read a spotlight story for the Ed.D. Curriculum Studies Program.

Professional Certification Disclosure

The College of Education anticipates that graduates of the Doctor of Education in Curriculum Studies program will seek state licenses or certifications.

The program listed above leads to a Georgia Certificate Upgrade. Visit the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for more information. The College of Education has not determined where its programs will qualify a graduate to take the required exams in other states or territories. Check the requirements of your state or territory using the link provided.

For all Online Programs:

Federal Law requires colleges and universities to make certain disclosures to prospective students of these programs. These disclosures include information on the University’s authority to operate outside of Georgia, complaint processes, adverse actions, and refunds.

For required disclosures in general with regard to online programs offered by the University, visit the Office of Legal Affairs website.