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Curriculum and Instruction

The Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral program guides students' inquiry into the social, theoretical and empirical foundations of education and supports their pursuit of novel research related to teaching and learning. Students and advisers work together to create individually planned programs of study to meet the particular needs, interests and professional goals of each student.

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation, Supplemental Application / Portfolio

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applications should include:

Personal Vita

You must provide a history of your education and experience outlined chronologically in a vita. The vita should offer evidence that you have the appropriate teaching and/or other professional experience that would support the goals and expectations of the program.

Goals Statement

You must provide a clear statement of professional goals. This statement should be well written, and it should clearly indicate how your goals fit with our program. Your goal statement should clearly demonstrate that you have researched the program and faculty and know how program offerings and faculty expertise meet your specific interests and needs.

Writing Sample

You must provide an academic writing sample with your application packet. Your writing sample should provide clear evidence of your writing ability, as well as your ability to engage in research and/or scholarship.

Three Current Letters of Reference

You must provide three letters of reference that explicitly address your potential as a doctoral student. References should be able to assess your academic performance and potential. The letters should also specifically address Curriculum and Instruction's Ed.D. program.

Additionally, students should arrange for official transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Admissions at P.O. Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6009.

Program Application Test Requirements


Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

​August 1

Spring Deadline

​October 31

Summer Deadline

​March 15

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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