Doctoral Curriculum and Instruction Program
The Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is a program for educational leaders who wish to advance their careers. The doctoral degree will address the needs of professionals in the K-14 education sector who seek to improve their practice, positively impact their institutions, and advance their professional careers. The program will also address the needs of professionals employed in the informal education sector such as those who work at zoos, museums, educational outreach and community centers, as well as other educational-related STEM industries.
- Curriculum and Instruction Ed.D.
Fall Only: August 15
Both university and program applications are required.
- Master's Degree from an Accredited Institution
- A combined score of 297 on the Verbal and Quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and a minimum score of 4.0 on the Analytical Writing portion of the GRE. The GRE must have been taken within the last five years. In the application process for the Doctoral Program in Curriculum and Instruction, applicants have the option of providing a writing sample, where the writing activity is proctored at UHCL, in lieu of the GRE.
The following documents must be uploaded to your UHCL E-Services account (assigned after you have completed the ApplyTexas online application):
- Letter of Intent - The Letter of Intent, not to exceed 1000 words, should explain why you wish to pursue
doctoral-level work in STEM education. Discuss the following topics: your career goals;
your research interests as they relate to education; how the program will help you
meet your career goals and pursue your research interests. You should also discuss
your scholarly and professional accomplishments and your prior work experiences that
relate to your interest in, and aptitude for, the graduate program. Focus on your
future and how the degree will help you accomplish your long-term goals. Please do
not include how you got into the field of education.
Please structure your letter as follows:
Paragraph I – Why do you wish to pursue a doctoral-level degree?
Paragraph 2 – What are your career goals and how will this degree help you accomplish your long-term goals?
Paragraph 3 – What are your research interests as they relate to education?
Paragraph 4 – What are your scholarly and professional accomplishments as they relate to education?
Paragraph 5 – How does your prior work experience relate to your interest in the doctoral program?
- Three reference forms - At least one reference must be from a supervisor or other administrator familiar with the applicant's work. If possible, at least one of the Reference Forms should be from a professor involved in the applicant's master's program.
- Letter of Support