Ed.D. in Curriculum and Social Inquiry

National Louis University's Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Social Inquiry (Ed.D.) program is designed to prepare high-level scholar-practitioners to provide leadership in curriculum in a multitude of educational settings. The program emphasizes engagement in processes of critical reflection about issues of curriculum in relation to a variety of educational environments and society. The Ed.D. - Curriculum and Social Inquiry program is founded on the belief that curriculum is best understood not simply in terms of classrooms and schools, but as connected to larger social, cultural, political and historical contexts. Processes of critical reflection are characterized by the identification of complex problems and issues, intellectual engagement with a broad range of ideas and perspectives, the valuing of personal experience and a sense of teaching and curriculum as a political and cultural struggle.

Consider getting your Ed.D. - Curriculum and Social Inquiry at NLU if you:

  • Wish to participate in curriculum praxis, an understanding of how both theory and practice are necessary to action-oriented critical reflection and acting on that understanding in a variety of educational communities.
  • Are dedicated to social inquiry, an understanding of the importance of contextualizing curriculum study and engaging in interdisciplinary inquiry.
  • See yourself as a reflective scholar-practitioner, learning to be self-aware, to critique your own assumptions, and to move from and through emerging, developing, and advanced levels of scholarly practice.

Why NLU for and Ed.D. - Curriculum and Social Inquiry

NLU has a long-standing reputation for its education and teacher training programs, and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Since 1886, NLU has trained thousands of educators and continues to graduate the majority of Illinois' Golden Apple Award winners — one of the most prestigious teacher honors in the state.

Widely recognized and respected in the education community, NLU has a reputation of excellence for its graduate education programs. With award-winning faculty and curricula that inspire tomorrow's teachers and administrators, adult students learn from the best at NLU's National College of Education.

What You Will Learn

  • How to conduct micro- and macro-level analyses of curricula
  • How to evaluate the theoretical, practical and interdisciplinary dimensions of curricula
  • How to deepen your understanding of and more purposeful engagement in the social and curricular issues in which education is encountered

Program Description

The Ed.D. - Curriculum and Social Inquiry is designed for individuals who are scholar-practitioners and who want to pursue a career in higher education or curriculum leadership positions in schools and other educational communities. Doctoral students will investigate curriculum issues as they relate to the school, community and society and gain an in-depth knowledge of the theoretical, practical and interdisciplinary dimensions of curriculum studies.

Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet NLU’s general admission requirements as well as the requirements specific to the Ed.D. - Curriculum and Social Inquiry degree program. Refer to the appropriate Application Checklist available online at www.nl.edu/applyonline.

Get more information today about enrolling in NLU’s Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Social Inquiry program. Talk to your Enrollment Advisor or call 888.NLU.TODAY (888.658.8632).

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603

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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123

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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

     

     

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard
    Suite 102
    Tampa, Florida 33634
    800.366.6581 | www.nl.edu/florida

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  • WISCONSIN

    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    414.577.2658

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