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Courses for this program are 100% online; no campus visits required. However, the Ed.D. in learning, teaching & curriculum hosts monthly synchronous meetings on Wednesday evenings. 

Successful completion of the program requires a minimum of 72 credit hours of course work. Students admitted to the program are expected to transfer in between 24-30 credit hours from previous graduate course work. The ideal candidate will have earned a master's or educational specialist degree within the last six to eight years.

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The chart below shows the courses offered in the program. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

Nondegree-seeking enrollment

Prior to acceptance into the program, you may enroll in up to 9 credit hours as a nondegree-seeking (in some cases, post-baccalaureate) student. Enrollment does not guarantee acceptance. Learn more about nondegree-seeking university student admissions.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri-Columbia be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page for more information.

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Students residing in all states are eligible to enroll in this program.

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This program is administered by the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum