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John H. Bickford III, Ph.D.

Jay Bickford

Office: 2213 Buzzard Hall
Phone: 217-581-7885
Email: jbickford@eiu.edu

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Dr. John Bickford III, associate professor of education, currently serves as the coordinator for the graduate program in curriculum and instruction. The graduate program offers an online Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction and  graduate certificates in Reading Instruction (online), and English as a Second Language Instruction.

Dr. Bickford joined the graduate faculty in 2009. He received his doctorate in social studies education from the University of Iowa.

Admission to the graduate program in Curriculum and Instruction requires an application to the Graduate School as well as an additional application to the program through MyEIU. Please contact Dr. Bickford or visit the program's website for program admission criteria.

firstchoiceprogram Graduate programs achieving the distinction of "First Choice" have applied for and been subjected to rigorous review from EIU's Council on Graduate Studies — with oversight from The Graduate School — to ensure they meet the highest standards of scholarly excellence as evidenced through sustained achievement of criteria developed and adopted by the council in 2006.