EdD in Curriculum & Instruction with STEM Focus

Our STEM-focused Doctor of Education (EdD) in Curriculum and Instruction is primarily online with two 4-day residencies in the Philadelphia suburb of St. Davids, Pennsylvania. The EdD program is specially designed with K-12 educators in mind. Coursework and research prepare educators to become STEM pedagogical leaders within schools, districts, state education departments, and non-profit STEM organizations.

Program Details

  • Location: St. Davids, PA (Greater Philadelphia Area)

  • Delivery:  Online with two 4-day summer residencies

  • Length: 48 credits total; approximately 2 years of coursework with 1 year dissertation

  • Enrolling New Students: Summer term. (Preferred application deadline: January 15)

  • Cost: Learn more about our affordable tuition here

  • Financial Aid: Discover our partner grants, military benefits, and federal and state financial aid options that may be available to you.


  • Directors of Curriculum

  • Principals and Assistant Principals

  • Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents

  • Instructional Leaders

  • Higher Education Professionals

  • State Education Departments

  • Directors of STEM-focused non-profit organizations

Harry Gutelius
“This program is truly exciting; it is going to assist K-12 educators to expand their knowledge in order to advance to leadership positions where they will have a positive influence in their schools. The course offerings and those who will be teaching them are going to offer a tremendous experience for our students.”

Dr. Harry Gutelius, Eastern University Professor and past recipient of Philadelphia Public School System's Principal of the Year Award

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