Contemporary Curriculum Theory and Instruction: Literacy Admission

Application Requirements

Candidates must have completed an approved program of study, including 60 semester hours of graduate coursework in signature pedagogy, inquiry as practice, labs of practice and literacy specialization courses. The Ed.D. is an advanced degree, and candidates must hold a master’s degree in education or a closely related field with a GPA of 3.5. Preference is given to applicants who have three years of professional teaching experience.

The program admits one cohort each year to begin study in the fall semester. Admission is competitive and potential students are encouraged to begin the application process early. Priority date for admissions consideration is March 1. Preference is given to applicants who have three years of professional teaching experience.

Admission to the Ed.D. program requires applicants to submit the following items:

  • Application for Graduate Admission at Salisbury University, which can be done by visiting our Online Application Center.
  • Application fee of $65. Accepted methods of payment include credit/debit cards and electronic checks. The application fee is waived for all military and veteran applicants.
  • If you live in Maryland and would like to be considered for in-state tuition, please complete the Residency Form and return to the Tuition Residency Office.
  • Official transcripts from each college or university you attended. (Applicants with coursework on file at SU do not need to provide official transcripts for SU credit hours). Transcripts should be sent to:
    • Paper: Office of Graduate Studies, 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801
    • Electronic:
  • Statement of interest.
  • GRE General Test scores.
  • Professional writing sample.
  • Three professional letters of recommendation.

Please direct all supplemental application materials to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research:

Office of Graduate Studies and Research
Holloway Hall Room 262
Salisbury University
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801