May 19, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum and Instruction

261 Bluemont Hall

Department Chair:

F. Todd Goodson

Director of Graduate Studies:

Kay Ann Taylor

Graduate Faculty:

*David Allen, Ed.D., Texas Tech University
*Andrew G. Bennett, Ph.D., Princeton University
*Bradley Burenheide, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Frederick Burrack, Ph.D., University of Illinois
*J. Spencer Clark, Ph.D., Indiana University
*Jana R. Fallin, Ph.D., University of Texas
*F. Todd Goodson, Ph.D., University of Kansas
Lori Goodson, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Socorro Herrera, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
*Gaea Hock, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
*Lotta C. Larson, Ph.D., Kansas State University
Tonnie Martinez, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Sherri Martinie, Ph.D., Kansas State University
Leah McKeeman, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Debbie Mercer, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Kevin Murry, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
*Phillip Payne, Ph.D., University of Maryland
Della Perez, Ph.D., Kansas State University
Suzanne Lynn Porath, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vicki S. Sherbert, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Jacqueline Spears, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Kimberly Staples, Ph.D., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
BeEtta Stoney, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
*Deepak Subramony, Ph.D., Indiana University
*Kay Ann Taylor, Ph.D., Iowa State University
Julie Thiele, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Jonathan Ulmer, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
*Thomas Vontz, Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington
*Jeffrey Ward, DMA, Shenandoah Conservatory
*Shannon Washburn, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
*Sally Yahnke, Ph.D., Colorado State University

*Denotes graduate faculty who are certified to serve as the major professor for doctoral students.

Graduate Faculty Associates:

Robert Leming, E.D.S., Indiana University
Stephen Schechter, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Julie Thiele, Ph.D., Kansas State University
Charles White, Ph.D., Indiana University

Emeritus Faculty:

James Boyer,*Paul R. Burden, Jack Byars, John Dalida, David Griffin, Ed.D., Mary Evan Griffith, Marjorie Hancock, Steve Harbstreit, Charles Heerman, Kathryn Holen, John Hortin, Ray Kurtz, David Laurie, Diane McGrath, Michael Perl, Floyd Price, Larry Scharmann, Leo Schell, Margaret Gail Shroyer, Ben Smith, Rosemary Talab, Richard Welton, Janice Wissman, Emmett Wright


For admission requirements, please see

Program description

The curriculum and instruction graduate program offers a variety of graduate-level courses in all curricular areas with specific emphasis upon trends and recent developments in practice, theory, and research. These courses are offered on-campus, at selected off-campus sites, or via distance learning.

This program supports the following degrees: the master of science in curriculum and instruction, the doctor of education in curriculum and instruction, and the doctor of philosophy in curriculum and instruction. In all of these programs, breadth of study is stressed with students taking courses in other programs in the College of Education and the university.

The program offers numerous short courses, workshops, and seminars in addition to courses in the catalog. These can be applied to degree programs or taken for personal or professional development unrelated to a degree program.


Doctor of Education

Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Graduate Certificate


Curriculum and Instruction

Elementary Education

Secondary Education

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