Educational practice and innovation bridges theory, research and practice. It promotes excellence and innovation in teaching, learning and leadership across K-12, higher education and other instructional settings.
Continue working full time while completing this flexible doctoral program designed to address relevant organizational, curriculum and instructional issues. Choose from one of four concentrations: curriculum studies, education systems improvement, learning design and technologies or STEM education. A dissertation to demonstrate advanced research is required.
Be part of a college ranked in the top 15 percent nationally for graduate programs of education by U.S. News & World Report.
Collaborate and network with peers from across the world in a cohort model by concentration area.
Join organizations like the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate and the American Educational Research Association.
Enjoy learning in an active and tight-knit community of fellow education professionals.
What You’ll Study
Curriculum Studies explores curricula through theory and diversity understanding. Education Systems Improvement uses improvement science to solve systemic problems. Learning Design and Technologies uses researched methods to create and evaluate technology-based teaching and learning. STEM Education solves problems of practice within STEM learning.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Identifying and implementing incremental changes to enhance quality, efficiency and effectiveness
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential
Introducing new ideas, methods or products to improve performance or achieve a specific goal
Organizing and overseeing tasks to achieve specific goals
Working collaboratively with others to achieve a shared goal or objective
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Curriculum Specialist
Job Titles of Alumni
- Assistant Principal
- English Teacher
- Public Sector
- Private Sector
- Health Care
Employers of Alumni
- University of South Carolina
- Richland School District Two
- Lexington County School District One
- Charleston County School Dstrict
- Dorchester School District Two
- Berkeley County School District