Curriculum & Teaching

Students in the Curriculum & Teaching doctoral program gain a thorough understanding of key areas essential to professional leadership in education. These include building a solid academic content foundation; strengthening the knowledge base and professional skills pertinent to forming, designing, implementing, and evaluating specific educational programs; and developing research capabilities for conducting and evaluating research.

You may pursue study in one of the following areas of specialization:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Media & Technology (Please Note: The Educational Media & Technology concentration is on a moratorium for the spring 2013 semester and 2013-14 academic year. We are not accepting new students into the concentration at this time.)
  • Physical Education, Health & Coaching
  • Special Education
  • Curriculum & Teaching with an emphasis on English Education, History & Social Science Education, Mathematics Education or Science Education.

All doctoral students must complete study in four areas: basic School of Education and departmental core courses, educational research courses, academic content courses, and specialized courses in a professional education area.

Program Fast Facts

  • Program Requirements: To view a listing of program requirements and coursework information, please visit the Boston University Bulletin for the EdD in Curriculum and Teaching.
  • Program Duration: Five academic years (average). Duration for part-time students vary.
  • Start Term: You may begin the program during the fall, spring, or summer semester.
  • Licensure: This program has optional licensure.
  • Prerequisites: This program requires a masters degree or an international equivalent.
  • Faculty Contact Information: Professor Stephan Ellenwood,, 617-353-3238
  • Graduate Admissions Contact Information:, 617-353-4237

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.