C&I Doctorate Online Program

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Things You Should Know

  • Applications for the Doctoral Online Program are due by January 15, 2022 for Summer 2022 Admission
  • This is a sequenced program in which students take two classes each summer, fall and spring
  • All students take the same Program of Study; that is to say, there is no “major” beyond Curriculum & Instruction
    • This is a Curriculum & Instruction “generalist” doctoral degree
    • All members of the cohort will take both a C&I Core set of classes, but also a sampling from each of our Program Areas: Bilingual/TESOL; Early Childhood Education; Educational Learning Technologies; Literacy, Language & Culture; and, Multicultural Education/Critical Pedagogies
    • There are three built-in Independent Study courses (lead by faculty member and taken collectively by the cohort) which allow students to develop their areas of emphasis and the literature that will guide their dissertation

Once You Are Accepted

  • Applicants who are accepted in March begin the following summer
  • During the fall and spring semesters, classes are taught using a learning management system and other asynchronous and synchronous technologies (Canvas, Zoom, Teams, Google Docs, etc.)
  • For one of the five weeks during of the summer session, students are required to attend face-to-face class sessions in residence at the Las Cruces campus
    • This is typically during the 3rd week of June
      • Planned arrival June 17th [Friday]
      • Orientation June 18th (1-4 p.m.)
      • Classes Monday-Friday – June 20th – 24th (9-12 & 1:30-4:30)
    • This is a three-summer obligation
    • The specific summer dates for 2022 are June 17th – 24th.


Online C&I COURSES: 42 credit hours
(Request a transfer of 6 credits (two 3-credit courses at 5500 or above) to get to 48)

(On Campus): First Summer I – Two Classes, 6 credit hours

  • 1. EDUC 6110– Curriculum for a Diverse Society
  • 2. EDUC 6420– Evaluation of Quantitative Research in Education (Research)

First Summer II – Online, One Class, 3 credit hours

  • 3. EDUC 6320: Social Justice Issues in Education

Fall One – Two classes, 6 credit hours

  • 4. BIL 6110– Acquiring Emancipatory Discourses
  • 5. EDLT 6230– Technology, Society, & Education

Spring One– Two classes, 6 credit hours

  • 6. EDUC 6440– Qualitative Research I
  • 7. EDUC 6120– Pedagogy of Learning in a Diverse Society

Second Summer I (On Campus): Two Classes, 6 credit hours

  • 8. EDUC 6997– Independent Study (Focus Area-Theoretical Framework)
  • 9. CEP 6430– Advanced Statistical Methods

Fall Two – Two classes, 6 credit hours

  • 10. RDG 6110– Critical Issues in Literacy Education
  • 11. EDUC 6410– Current Research in Education

Spring Two – Two classes, 6 credit hours

  • 12. EDUC 6230– Research as Praxis: Qualitative Research II
  • 13. EDUC 6210– Curriculum Mediation for Democratic Communities

Third Summer I (On Campus) 2020: One Class, 3 credit hours

  • 14. EDUC 6910– Qualitative Research Designs Seminar

Plus 18 hours of EDUC 7000 for dissertation research/writing

14 courses x 3 credits  =  42 credit hours 

+ 2 transfer courses (6 credit hours) = 48 credit hours

+ 18 hours of EDUC 7000 = 66 credit hours TOTAL (All coursework must be completed before taking EDUC 700 hours)