Additional Program OpportunitiesFull-time students in the Ed.D. program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction have the opportunity to apply for a graduate assistantship which will pay 27 hours of tuition per academic year and a stipend for 10 months. In return the student is expected to work for the department 15 hours per week assisting a faculty member with research or team teaching an undergraduate course. In addition, some graduate students serve as instructors of record for an undergraduate course.
Both full-time and part-time students are encouraged to submit proposals for presentations at national and regional professional conferences. Department funding is available to assist with travel expenses. Doctoral students are also encouraged to prepare and submit articles to professional journals for possible publication. Many doctoral students often have the opportunity to co-present with faculty or co-author articles.
Many students complete the entire program as part-time students taking one or two classes per semester. This is possible since graduate classes meet one evening per week during the fall and spring semesters. During the summer semesters, some graduate classes meet during the day, some meet in the evening and some meet in four-week mini-mesters.